Coriolis Effect

Bailey Sansone & Olivia Arsenault

Definition (:

The apparent deflection (Coriolis acceleration) of a body in motion with respect to the earth, as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a factious force (Coriolis force) but actually caused by the rotation of the earth and appearing as a deflection to the right in the North Hemisphere and a deflection to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. Also called a deflecting force.

Causes of weather phenomenon :P

A force per unit mass that arises solely from the earth's rotation, acting as a deflecting force. It is dependent on the latitude and the speed of the moving object. In the Northern Hemisphere, Air is deflected to the right of it's path while in the Southern Hemisphere air is deflected to the left of it's path it is greatest at the poles, North and South and almost NON- exsistant at the equator.

Weather Effects D:

Deflection of winds. In the Northern Hemisphere it makes the winds spiral to the right. In the Southern Hemisphere it makes the winds spiral to the left. The earth's rotation causes the deflection of the wind.

Locations where effects of weather phenomenon are evident, c:


How it relates/affects us in VIRGINIA BEACH! :D