ageo·​stroph·​ic | \ (ˈ)ā-ˌjē-ə-ˈsträ-fik How to pronounce ageostrophic (audio) \

Definition of ageostrophic

: 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

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First Known Use of ageostrophic

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ageostrophic

a- entry 2 + geostrophic

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“Ageostrophic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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