geostrophic approximation

geostrophic approximation

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(geophysics)
The assumption that the geostrophic current can represent the actual horizontal current. Also known as geostrophic assumption.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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