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The Coriolis Effect From the perspective of a viewer in a Fixed Frame of Reference, the Earth appears flat and motionless Because the Earth is rotating, objects that move freely across the planet (such as ocean currents and weather systems) must be viewed in a Rotating Frame of Reference Coriolis Effect is an “artificial force” included in the equations of fluid motion on a rotating sphere, to compensate for motions in a rotating frame that are viewed from a fixed frame Geography 104 - “Physical Geography of the World’s Oceans”
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Gaspard Gustave Coriolis (1792–1843) Bull Amer. Met. Soc., Persson, 79, 7, 1998,1377-1385 famous paper (1935) - ‘On the equations of relative motion of a system of bodies’
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• Earth’s rotation gives rise to a fictitious force called the Coriolis force • Coriolis force accounts for the apparent deflection of
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