Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | July 5, 2006

Coriolis Effect

The Coriolis Effect (or force) is a subject that is often confusing to
students. The Coriolis Effect is the effect of earth rotation on the
direction (and path) of the wind. Use the following sites to help you understand how the Coriolis effect works:

There are a number of incorrect perceptions about the Coriolis effect, like the reversal of water movement stepping over the equator. This “bad meteorology” is addressed here.


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