Geostrophic flux

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geostrophic flux

The transport (flux) of an atmospheric property by means of the geostrophic wind.

When applied to the horizontal average flux by an eddy, the geostrophic flux of geostrophic momentum will be zero unless the eddy has horizontal axis tilts.

Grotjahn, R. 1993. Global Atmospheric Circulations: Observations and Theories. 107–108.

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