gradient wind

[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /

noun

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

Origin of gradient wind

First recorded in 1905–10
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