Ferrel's law

noun
Fer·rel's law | \ˈferəlz-\

Definition of Ferrel's law 

: a statement in meteorology: a wind in any direction tends to deflect to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern with a force that is directly proportional to the mass of wind in question, its velocity, the sine of the latitude, and the angular velocity of the earth's rotation

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History and Etymology for Ferrel's law

after William Ferrel †1891 American meteorologist, its formulator

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