Winds

Coriolis Effect


The French scientist Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis was the first to explain that fluids moving on the Earth's surface do not move in a straight line, but undergo a curvature due to the Earth's rotation. Check with the simulation how this curvature is depending on the hemisphere in which we are.
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Sea breeze


In a coastal area the wind changes direction between day and night due to temperature differences between the sea and the coast. Move the burner left or right to heat one area or the other and see what happens with the wind.
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Atmospheric pressure and winds


Winds are produced by pressure differences in different areas of the atmosphere. An anticyclone has more pressure in the center than at the periphery and the winds go from the center outward. In a squall, the pressure in the center is lower than in the periphery and the winds go from the outside to the center. Due to the rotation of the Earth and the effects of the Coriolis force, the winds rotate in both cases. Do they rotate equally in the northern and southern hemispheres?
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