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Coriolis force

  1. Nov 14, 2004 #1
    why doesnt Coriolis force affect the wind speed but only the wind direction?
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2004 #2

    matthyaouw

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    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.
     
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