What is the Coriolis effect? How is it produced and how does it affect our weather?
- The way wind blows affects thunderstorms and hurricanes.
- The Coriolis effect is a deflection of moving mass by rotation.
- Wind direction is determined by Earth's rotation, through the Coriolis effect.
- The Earth spins faster at the equator than at the poles.
Our weather often seems to have a mind of its own.
But, although it may seem unpredictable, there are clear patterns to weather formation.
One of these is the global cycle of wind.
Wind direction is determined by the rotation of the Earth, through the coriolis effect.
Unfortunately, it's a little ...
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