Coriolis effect

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(physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation

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In the under-ice lake circulation, inertial, advective and frictional forces are small, and therefore the Coriolis acceleration becomes an important factor in balancing the pressure gradient.
AdWiMo considers every major aspect of turbine design including tower, blades, hub, mainframe, gearbox housing, bearings, transmission, controls (generator, pitch, yaw), aerodynamic and centrifugal forces, coriolis acceleration, gyroscopic moments, point loads, gravity, thermal loads, and wave loads from 3rd parties.
The elements of the model dynamics were known from the field study: We knew that topographic and Coriolis accelerations (an effect of Earth's rotation that accelerates moving ocean water to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere) were essential, and we had evidence that mixing occurred primarily in response to strong currents.