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Coriolis Effect

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What is the Coriolis effect
winds blowing across surface of earth are deflected due to the rotational effect of the earth
Northerly winds become
North Easterly winds
in the northern hemisphere winds
deflect to the right
in the southern hemisphere winds
deflect to the left
Southerly winds become
south westerly winds
how do we refer to winds
from the direction they are coming from
if the earth was not rotating
winds from atmospheric cells would move due north or south
horizontal rotation speed at equator
1000mph
horizontal rotation speed at the tropics
800mph
horizontal rotation in the UK
500mph
Horizontal rotation at the poles
0mph
what happens to the air in the Coriolis effect
air descends at the poles or tropics and will travel to an area where the earth is rotating faster