Card Set Information
terms for midterm
vertical pressure gradient force and the force of gravity are normally of nearly equal valueand operate in opposite directions.
an apparent deflection do to the force of the earth spinning.
Geostrophic Flow or Wind
nonaccelerating flow, when the pressure gradient force equals the coriolis force.
a continual mismatch between pressure gradient and coriolis forces causing horizontal wind.
when the coriolis force exceeds the pressure gradient force and causes the air to turn
the existence of a weaker coriolis force than the pressure gradient causing the air to turn counterclockwise.
closed low pressure systems
enclosed areas of high pressure marked by roughly circular isobars
elongated areas of low pressure
elongated areas or high pressure
the degree of angle from due north moving clockwise