Definition of Coriolis force
: an apparent force that as a result of the earth's rotation deflects moving objects (as projectiles or air currents) to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere
Origin of coriolis force
Gaspard G. Coriolis †1843 French civil engineer
First Known Use: 1923
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