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A plane is flying east from Ahmedabad to Kolkota. For an earth bound observer, which way is the Coriolis force acting on the plane?Choose one answer. Southwards Northwards Northwards and vertically downwards Southwards and vertically upwards

A plane is flying east from Ahmedabad to Kolkota. For an earth bound observer, which way is the Coriolis force acting on the plane?Choose one answer. Southwards Northwards Northwards and vertically downwards Southwards and vertically upwards

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
10 years ago

Dear akash,

As air moves from high to low pressure in the northern hemisphere, it is deflected to the right by the Coriolis force. In the southern hemisphere, air moving from high to low pressure is deflected to the left by the Coriolis force.

The amount of deflection the air makes is directly related to both the speed at which the air is moving and its latitude. Therefore, slowly blowing winds will be deflected only a small amount, while stronger winds will be deflected more. Likewise, winds blowing closer to the poles will be deflected more than winds at the same speed closer to the equator. The Coriolis force is zero right at the equator.

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