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geostrophic

[jee-uh-strof-ik, -stroh-fik] /ˌdʒi əˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the balance between the Coriolis force and the horizontal pressure force in the atmosphere.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; geo- + strophic
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Examples from the web for geostrophic
  • geostrophic currents are zero-frequency inertial waves in the oceans.
  • In spite of the weak quasi-geostrophic forcing, warm and moist low-level air was being lifted along the surface boundaries.
  • But any subsurface return flow balancing the surface drift should be subject to the constraint on geostrophic flow.
British Dictionary definitions for geostrophic

geostrophic

/ˌdʒiːəʊˈstrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or caused by the force produced by the rotation of the earth: geostrophic wind
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