Coriolis effect

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Definition of Coriolis effect:
An apparent force that arises because of the earth's spin around its axis. Freely-moving objects are deflected to the right of their direction of motion in the northern hemisphere and to the left of their direction of motion in the southern hemisphere. [1]
This is the common definition for Coriolis effect, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508