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

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


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