Definition of Geostrophic

1. Adjective. (Meteorology). Referring to the balance, in the atmosphere, between the horizontal Coriolis forces and the horizontal pressure forces. ¹



2. Adjective. (Meteorology). Relates to or arises from the deflective force exerted on the atmosphere due to the rotation of the earth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Geostrophic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geostrophic

geospherical
geospizine
geospizines
geostatic
geostationary
geostationary orbit
geostatistic
geostatistical
geostatistically
geostatistics
geostrategic
geostrategies
geostrategist
geostrategists
geostrategy
geostrophic (current term)
geostrophic wind
geostrophic wind level
geostrophically
geosurveillance
geosynchronous
geosynchronous orbit
geosynchronously
geosynchrotron
geosynclinal
geosynclinals
geosyncline
geosynclines
geosystem
geotactic

Literary usage of Geostrophic

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1. The Principles of AĆ«rography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"Shaw calls the wind computed from the first term the geostrophic wind or practically the actual wind of temperate geostrophic and polar region. ..."

2. The Meteorological Magazine by Great Britain Meteorological Office (1919)
"A paper by Mr. FJW Whipple, MA, entitled " The Laws of Approach to the geostrophic Wind," was read. The mode of transition from the winds near the surface ..."

3. The Principles of AĆ«rography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"Shaw calls the wind computed from the first term the geostrophic wind or practically the actual wind of temperate geostrophic and polar region. ..."

4. The Roswell Report: Fact Vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert by Richard L. Weaver (1997)
"Since the true wind usually deviates somewhat from the theoretical geostrophic wind (the latter being derived under certain simplifying assumptions) and ..."

5. A Primer of Air Navigation by Harry Egerton Wimperis (1920)
"Careful researches along these lines have brought to light a surprising and most fortunate closeness of connection between the geostrophic wind and the ..."

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