Coriolis Effect - isobars. PGF Coriolis force Wind parallel...

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Coriolis Effect Winds in the Northern Hemisphere moving across a gradient from high to low pressure are apparently deflected to the right of their expected path (and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere). Upper atmosphere: The Coriolis Effect and Wind At altitudes 1000 meters or more, frictional drag is of little consequence to the wind. No frictional drag. Geostrophic Wind –upper level winds in which the Coriolis effect and pressure gradient are balanced, resulting in a wind flowing parallel to
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Unformatted text preview: isobars. PGF Coriolis force Wind parallel to isobars Upper atmosphere: The Coriolis Effect and Wind At altitudes 1000 meters or more, frictional drag is of little consequence to the wind. No frictional drag. Geostrophic Wind upper level winds in which the Coriolis effect and pressure gradient are balanced, resulting in a wind flowing parallel to isobars. PGF Coriolis force Wind parallel to isobars...
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.

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