Coriolis parameter


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Coriolis parameter

[kȯr·ē′ō·ləs pə′ram·əd·ər]
(geophysics)
Twice the component of the earth's angular velocity about the local vertical 2Ω sin φ, where Ω is the angular speed of the earth and φ is the latitude; the magnitude of the Coriolis force per unit mass on a horizontally moving fluid parcel is equal to the product of the Coriolis parameter and the speed of the parcel.
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On the other hand, the Coriolis parameter can be considered to be constant everywhere in the Baltic Sea, thus the [beta]-effect can be excluded.
Here u and v are depth-integrated velocity components, [eta](x, y, t) is the free surface elevation, f and g are Coriolis parameter and gravity, respectively; the depth is given by the formula z = -H(x) Here the subscript means the derivative with respect to the corresponding argument.
We calculated dispersion curves for the Coriolis parameter f = 1.