Geostrophic meaning

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Of or relating to the pseudo force caused by the earth's rotation.
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Designating or of a force producing deflection as a result of the earth's rotation.
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(meteorology) Relating to the balance, in the atmosphere, between the horizontal Coriolis forces and the horizontal pressure forces.
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(meteorology) Relating to or arising from the deflective force exerted on the atmosphere due to the rotation of the earth.
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Origin of geostrophic

  • geo– Greek strophē a turning strophe –ic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek γεω- (geō-, “earth-”) + στροφή (strophē, “a turn, bend, twist”) + -ic.

    From Wiktionary