geostrophic


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geostrophic

[¦jē·ō¦sträf·ik]
(geophysics)
Pertaining to deflecting force resulting from the earth's rotation.
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where u' and v' = the zonal and meridional components of geostrophic currents, respectively.
The strong shifts that occurred almost simultaneously in all regions in 1987-1989 may be associated with a major abrupt change in the geostrophic air flow direction over the southern Baltic Sea in 1988 (Soomere and Raamet, 2014) when the average air flow vector turned clockwise by more than 30[degrees].
1996), considering the geostrophic factor that may magnify the variability of wind-generated mixing, tropical lakes show much more intra-seasonal variation in extent of the mixed layer than morphometrically similar temperate lakes.
Figure 6 shows the 500/1000 thickness advection by geostrophic wind of 1000 hpa level in the selected case studies to represent.
Seasonal along-isobath geostrophic flows on the west Florida shelf with application to Karenia brevis red tide blooms in Florida's Big Bend.
g = [delta]], where the velocity is equal to the geostrophic wind velocity G.
A stagnation day is defined as one with sea-level geostrophic wind < 8 m/sec, 500 millibars (mb) wind < 13 m/sec, and no precipitation (Wang and Angell 1999), and although not directly related to pollutant emissions, air stagnation days can exacerbate the effects of existing air pollution.
Assuming flat and homogeneous terrain, and constant geostrophic wind, the diurnal wind variability is reduced along the vertical direction.
Such boundary layers, or similar ones, are required to connect principally geostrophic flow in the interior of the fluid to horizontal boundaries where conditions like a prescribed horizontal stress, or no-slip on a solid bottom, are given.
Holomorphic structures in hydrodynamical models of nearly geostrophic flow.