geostrophic equation

geostrophic equation

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(geophysics)
An equation, used to compute geostrophic current speed, which represents a balance between the horizontal pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force.
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Guo, Gao, and Pu present some fundamentals of stochastic partialdifferential equations and introduce recent results concerning severalimportant examples, such as the Ginzburg-Landau equation, Ostrovskyequation, geostrophic equations, and primitive equations inclimate.