Meaning of CORIOLIS EFFECT in English


n. a hypothetical force used to explain rotating systems, such that the movement of air or water over the surface of the rotating earth is directed clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern hemisphere.

[ G. G. Coriolis, Fr. scientist d. 1843 ]

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