Meaning of GRADIENT WIND in English
- GRADIENT WIND
a wind with a velocity and direction that are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force to the centrifugal force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars. Cf. geostrophic wind .
[ 1905-10 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012