Definition of Geostrophic wind

1. Noun. (meteorology) A wind whose direction and speed are determined by a balance of the horizontal pressure gradient force and the force due to the earth's rotation to the left in the northern hemisphere and to the right in the southern hemisphere. ¹



2. Noun. (meteorology) That horizontal wind velocity for which the Coriolis force exactly balances the horizontal pressure gradient force. The geostrophic wind is thus directed along the contour lines on a constant-pressure surface (or along the isobars in a geopotential surface) with low elevations (or low pressure) to the left in the northern hemisphere and to the right in the southern hemisphere. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geostrophic Wind

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

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