Coriolis force
noun Etymology: Gaspard G. Coriolis died 1843 French civil engineer Date: 1923 an apparent force that as a result of the earth's rotation deflects moving objects (as projectiles or air currents) to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

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  • Coriolis force — n. 〚after G. G. de Coriolis (1792 1843), Fr mathematician〛 an apparent deflective force acting on a moving object, as an airplane, that is being observed from a rotating system, as the surface of the earth: it is proportional to the speed of the… …   Universalium

  • Coriolis force — n. [after G. G. de Coriolis (1792 1843), Fr mathematician] an apparent deflective force acting on a moving object, as an airplane, that is being observed from a rotating system, as the surface of the earth: it is proportional to the speed of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Coriolis force — noun (physics) a force due to the earth s rotation; acts on a body in motion (airplane or projectile) in a rotating reference frame; in a rotating frame of reference Newton s second law of motion can be made to apply if in addition to the real… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coriolis force — An apparent force experienced by a body moving relative to the rotating earth. The wind blowing from the poles toward the equator turns to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere because of this Coriolis… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Coriolis force — Koriolio jėga statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Apibrėžtį žr. priede. priedas( ai) Grafinis formatas atitikmenys: angl. compound centrifugal force; Coriolis force vok. Coriolis Kraft, f; zusammengesetzte Kraft, f; zweite …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Coriolis force — Koriolio jėga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. compound centrifugal force; Coriolis force vok. Coriolis Kraft, f; zusammengesetzte Zentrifugalkraft, f; zweite Zusatzkraft, f rus. сила инерции Кориолиса, f; сила Кориолиса, f; составная… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Coriolis force — /kɒriˈoʊləs fɔs/ (say koree ohluhs faws) noun an imaginary force that, to an observer on the earth s surface, appears to act at right angles to the path of objects moving relative to the rotating earth; used to explain the lateral direction of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coriolis force — noun A force exerted on a parcel of air (or any moving body) due to the rotation of the earth. This force causes a deflection of the body to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere …   Wiktionary

  • coriolis force —   the effect of drag from the earth rotation on airflow …   Geography glossary

  • Force De Coriolis — Le sens de rotation de cette basse pression tournant au large de l Islande dans le sens contraire des aiguilles d une montre est dû aux effets combinés de la force de Coriolis et du gradient de pression. La force de Coriolis est une force… …   Wikipédia en Français

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