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Coriolis force could generate currents?

  1. Jun 19, 2012 #1
    Let`s say we have rotating body in the space which is covered completely or partially with
    some liquid.For example water.Rotating body do not exibits gravitational or tidal interation with other bodies.Will Coriolis force generate some constant currents in liquid or not?
    Please answer if you know exactly but not just suggestions.
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  3. Jun 20, 2012 #2


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    Coriolis force affects only objects that already moving in the rotating frame. So it will not initiate any flow on it's own. But it can affect a flow generated by other forces.
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