Coriolis force

  1. why doesnt Coriolis force affect the wind speed but only the wind direction?
     
  2. jcsd
    Earth sciences news on Phys.org
  3. matthyaouw

    matthyaouw 1,216
    Gold Member

    As far as i know, it does, but air pressure is the dominant factor in controling speed, so the affect of coriolis force becomes less apparent.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook