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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

Use this figure and the information gained in Figure 3.25 to discuss the route sailing ships would follow from the United states to Europe and back.

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The route that sailing ships would follow from the United States to Europe and back, using the accompanying figure and the information gained from Figure 3.25.

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, move in the clockwise direction and the currents in the Southern Hemisphere to get deflected to the left and move in the counterclockwise direction. This is the information given by Figure 3.25...

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