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Earth's Rotation and the Coriolis Effect

Decribes Earth's rotation and the coriolis effect.
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Sarah Kilmon

on 11 September 2013

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Transcript of Earth's Rotation and the Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect
developed by Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis in 1835
So pretty much...
"The line between Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, for instance, is very long, and fairly straight. However, a plane flying from Portland, Oregon, could not fly in a straight line and land in Portland, Maine. Flying east, the Coriolis effect seems to bend to the right, in a southerly direction. If the Oregon pilot flew in a straight line, the plane would end up near New York or Pennsylvania."

Works Cited
http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/glossary/coriolis_effect.html

https://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1904/es1904page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
"deflection of an object's path"
Earth's Rotation
rotation has important influence on climate and the direction of prevailing winds
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es0404/es0404page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
VIDEO
it changes the original path of an object based on rotation of earth and its winds.
Earth rotates eastward
the velocity of the rotation
is at 0 at the polls and maximum at the equator
http://openflights.org/demo/openflights-routedb-2048.png
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/coriolis-effect/?ar_a=1
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