geostrophic wind

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  1. a wind whose velocity and direction are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars.

Origin of geostrophic wind

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby geostrophic wind Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023