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Of or relating to the pseudo force caused by the earth's rotation.

[geo- + Greek strophē, a turning; see strophe + -ic.]

ge′o·stroph′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Physical Geography) in a geostrophic manner
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At the same time, the pattern is geostrophically consistent with reduced advection of cold air masses from northern Siberia towards Svalbard, as implied by Figure 3(b).
Contributions from both geostrophically balanced motions and internal gravity waves are expected, but their relative importance and the mechanisms by which they stir have not been quantified.