Geostrophic



[jee-uh-strof-ik, -stroh-fik] /ˌdʒi əˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the balance between the Coriolis force and the horizontal pressure force in the atmosphere.
/ˌdʒiːəʊˈstrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or caused by the force produced by the rotation of the earth: geostrophic wind

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