Geostrophic vorticity

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geostrophic vorticity


If pressure is taken as the vertical coordinate and the variability of the Coriolis parameter is neglected, the geostrophic relative vorticity ζg is given by
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where g is the acceleration of gravity, f the Coriolis parameter, z the height of the constant- pressure surface, and ∇p2 is the isobaric Laplacian operator.
See thermal vorticity.

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