geostrophic


geo·stroph·ic

adjective \ˌjē-ə-ˈsträ-fik\

Definition of GEOSTROPHIC

:  of, relating to, or arising from the Coriolis force
geo·stroph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of GEOSTROPHIC

ge- + Greek strophikos turned, from strophē turning — more at strophe
First Known Use: 1916

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