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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What direction would a hurricane forming off western Africa take as it approached North America?

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To determine

The direction taken by a hurricane which would form off Western Africa as it approached North America.

Explanation

The major currents on the Earth would get deflected either to right (east) or left (west) under the effect of Coriolis force. The Coriolis force of the Earth causes the currents in the Northern Hemisphere to get deflected to the right and hence, moves in the clockwise direction and the cu...

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