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written by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Physics and Astronomy
This page details several ways the weather is affected by the Earth's rotation. It includes explanations of the Coriolis force, major wind patterns, and how cyclones are formed, complete with helpful diagrams and animations.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Rotational Dynamics
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- Meteorology
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1997 The University of Tennessee
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Keywords: coriolis force, hurricane, weather, wind
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 23, 2009 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Aug 22, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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August 10, 2000
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Physics and Astronomy, (1997), WWW Document, (http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/coriolis.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Physics and Astronomy, Consequences of Rotation for Weather, (1997), <http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/coriolis.html>.
APA Format
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Physics and Astronomy. (2000, August 10). Consequences of Rotation for Weather. Retrieved August 24, 2016, from http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/coriolis.html
Chicago Format
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Physics and Astronomy. Consequences of Rotation for Weather. August 10, 2000. http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/coriolis.html (accessed 24 August 2016).
MLA Format
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Physics and Astronomy. Consequences of Rotation for Weather. 1997. 10 Aug. 2000. 24 Aug. 2016 <http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/coriolis.html>.
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