Meaning of GEOSTROPHIC WIND in English

GEOSTROPHIC WIND

a wind whose velocity and direction are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars. Cf. gradient wind .

[ 1915-20 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .