ageo·​stroph·​ic (ˈ)ā-ˌjē-ə-ˈsträ-fik How to pronounce ageostrophic (audio)
: not caused or affected by the Coriolis force
ageostrophic motion
an ageostrophic current
… the wind velocity can be separated into the geostrophic and ageostrophic parts …Guido Visconti, Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere, 2001

Word History


a- entry 2 + geostrophic

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ageostrophic was in 1948

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“Ageostrophic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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