cyclostrophic force

cyclostrophic force

That experienced by wind following curved isobars acting in addition to geostrophic wind along isobars, according to Buys Ballot's Law. At the equator, the geostrophic force vanishes, leaving pure cyclostrophic wind. See cyclostrophic wind.
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