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Coriolis force

Coriolis force (Cor F) An apparent force acting on moving objects that results from the Earth's rotation. It causes objects in motion, and oceanic and atmospheric currents, to be deflected to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere. The force is proportional to the speed and latitude of the moving feature, and therefore varies from zero at the equator to a maximum at the poles.

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