Ferrel's law

[ fer-uh lz ]
/ ˈfɛr əlz /


the law that wind is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, derived from the application of the Coriolis effect to air masses.

Origin of Ferrel's law

named after W. Ferrel (died 1891), American meteorologist
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