geostrophic equilibrium

geostrophic equilibrium

[¦jē·ō¦sträf·ik ‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm]
(geophysics)
A state of motion of a nonviscous fluid in which the horizontal Coriolis force exactly balances the horizontal pressure force at all points of the field so described.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Under hydrostatic and geostrophic equilibriums, the upper tropospheric warm anomaly contributes to the generation of an anticyclonic (cyclonic) anomaly above (below).