Coriolis forceCoriolis force
Origin of Coriolis forceafter G. G. de Coriolis (1792-1843), French mathematician
Origin of Coriolis forceAfter Gaspard G. de Coriolis, (1792–1843), French mathematician.
(plural Coriolis forces)
- (physics, meteorology) A fictitious force apparently exerted on any moving body (including a parcel of air) due to the rotation of the earth, observed as a deflection of the body to the right of its direction of travel (i.e., clockwise) in the Northern Hemisphere, or to the left (anticlockwise) in the Southern Hemisphere; any equivalent apparent force that deflects objects in a rotating reference frame.
- Coriolis frequency
- Coriolis parameter