Coriolis effect

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Coriolis effect

Co·ri·o·lis effect

The observed effect of the Coriolis force, especially the deflection of an object moving above the earth, rightward in the Northern Hemisphere and leftward in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Co•ri•o′lis effect`

(ˌkɔr iˈoʊ lɪs)
the deflection of a body in motion with respect to the earth as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a hypothetical force (Corio′lis force`) but actually caused by the earth's rotation.
[1965–70; after Gaspard German. Coriolis (d. 1843), French civil engineer]
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Noun1.Coriolis effect - (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; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
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This spinning of the earth creates an apparent deflection force in the paths of moving objects called Coriolis effect. Objects (air included) will be deflected to the right in Northern hemisphere and to the left in Southern hemisphere.
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Finally, you need something to start the spinning motion; the Coriolis Effect provides this.
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Inside that distance, spindrift and Coriolis effect and the other infinitesimal refinements so critical to first-round impacts at extreme distances don't have much effect.
DUE to the Earth's rotation, the Coriolis effect in the Northern Hemisphere (which makes storms swirl counterclockwise) would give a rider moving counterclockwise a slight advantage, resulting in a faster time.
This is the Coriolis Effect. Scientists have designed a unique piece of equipment, the Coriolis Big Wheel, to train astronauts and let them gradually adapt to life in a rotating space capsule," reads a plaque next to a lorry-size machine.
Hence, the Coriolis effect in the Navier-Stokes equation should be included in these cases.
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First, following Tycho, Riccioli noted a lack of evidence for what we now refer to as the Coriolis effect. If the Earth orbits the Sun, the effects of its motion through space should be observable during dropped-ball experiments.
The two factors that we'll attack are spin drift and the Coriolis Effect. Unless you are a sniper or long-range hunter who wants to make extreme-range first-round hits, dealing with spin drift and Coriolis isn't necessary.