Geostrophic balance

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geostrophic balance

Describes a balance between Coriolis and horizontal pressure-gradient forces.

Explicitly,
ams2001glos-Ge19
and
ams2001glos-Ge20
in which f is the Coriolis parameter, u and v the zonal and meridional components of velocity, x and y the zonal and meridional coordinates, p the pressure, and ρ the density.

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