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- Geostrophic wind Theoretical wind which results from the equilibrium between horizontal components of the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force (deviating force) above the friction layer. Only these two forces (no frictional force) are supposed to act on the moving air. It blows parallel to straight isobars or contours.
NSIDC - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Atmospheric pressure, Gradient wind, Isobar, Jet stream, Katabatic wind, Steering flow
- A wind that is affected by coriolis force, blows parallel to isobars and whose strength is related to the pressure gradient (i.e., spacing of the isobars).
NOAA National Weather Service - Cite This Source - This Definition
- BD, Blowing Snow, Blowing Snow Advisory, BN, FLG, Gap Winds, Nor\'easter, Set-up, trade winds, Wasatch Wind, Westerlies