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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It's a great theory, unfortunately, a number of track cycling world records were set in the Southern Hemisphere, including in Brazil, Bolivia and Australia, which sort of negates the importance of the Coriolis effect.
To be honest, I never could get a grasp on Coriolis Effect until Aaron Davidson of Gunwerks explained it to me during a long-range shooting and reloading clinic last summer.
The two vibrating tubes rotate around the two fixed end points, creating a Coriolis effect when mass flows through.
The first to use three-dimensional models, Barranco investigated the Coriolis Effect, the same mechanism that produces cyclones and tornadoes on earth, and vertical shear.
Coriolis These use the Coriolis effect, which causes a vibrating tube to distort, for measuring the flow rate directly, eliminating the need to compensate for temperature, pressure and density.
The reason is that within this belt the Coriolis effect is very weak.
Thanks to the Coriolis effect my sense of what is normal is completely warped.
The problem of tides is that of a fluid motion modified by the geometry (including depth) of ocean basins, by friction, and by such forces as the Coriolis effect due to Earth's rotation.
The heart of the vibrating structure gyroscope is a tiny ring vibrating in a small box; the Coriolis effect is used to calculate the angular rate, according to Field.
Cyclones breed where sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) exceed 27 [degrees] C, in latitudes where the Coriolis effect from the Earth's rotation is strong enough to spin up a large, rising mass of warm humid air.
Earth's rotation creates a force known as the Coriolis effect, which moves the jet stream - and any balloonist hitching a ride - from west to east around the globe.
This curving motion is the Coriolis effect, and it accounts for the fact that air currents and water currents take up circular paths in opposite directions north and south of the Equator.
Gyration's gyro technology utilizes the Coriolis Effect to sense rotation in two axes simultaneously, allowing devices to work with the most common human movements for devices: pointing and rotating the wrist.
Only by including the Coriolis effect could the researchers' equations reproduce the rotating peaks and wdleys of real dervishes' skirts.