Eulerian wind

From Glossary of Meteorology



Eulerian wind

In the classification of Jeffreys, a wind motion only in response to the pressure force.

In symbols,
ams2001glos-Ee63
where v is the horizontal velocity, α the specific volume, H the horizontal del operator, and p the pressure. The cyclostrophic wind is a special case of the Eulerian wind, which is limited in its meteorological applicability to those situations in which the Coriolis effect is negligible.


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