Is the Coriolis effect an "optical illusion'?
2015 (English)In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, ISSN 0035-9009, E-ISSN 1477-870X, Vol. 141, no 690, 1957-1967 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The difference between the derivations of the Coriolis effect on a rotating turntable and on the rotating Earth is discussed. In the latter case a real force, the component of the earth's gravitational attraction, non-parallel to the local vertical, plays a central role by balancing the centrifugal force. That a real force is involved leaves open, not only the question on the inertial nature of the inertial oscillations', but also the way we tend to physically conceptualize the terrestrial Coriolis effect.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 141, no 690, 1957-1967 p.
Coriolis effect, inertia oscillations, dynamic meteorology, conceptual models
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263045DOI: 10.1002/qj.2477ISI: 000360203800036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-263045DiVA: diva2:856904