cyclostrophic

cyclostrophic

[sahy-kluh-strof-ik, -stroh-fik, sik-le-]
adjective Meteorology.
pertaining to atmospheric motion in which the centripetal acceleration exactly balances the horizontal pressure force.

Origin:
1915–20; cyclo- + Late Greek strophikós turned, equivalent to Greek stroph- (variant stem of stréphein to turn) + -ikos -ic; see strophe

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