Meaning of GRADIENT WIND in English

GRADIENT WIND

/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 .