What is Coriolis Effect ( Explain in terms of Earth and the movement of winds ) - 4 marks - Chapter - Climate

Solution -
Coriolis force is perpendicular to the object’s axis. As the Earth spins on its axis from west to east, the Coriolis force acts north-south. At the Equator, the Coriolis force is zero.The key to the Coriolis Effect lies in Earth’s rotation. The earth rotates faster at the equator than it does at the poles. Near the earth’s surface, the Coriolis effect creates wind (and water) patterns that move to the east toward the equator and to the west toward the poles. These prevailing wind patterns are responsible for moving clouds around the globe and, thus, creating weather patterns in different regions.

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