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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

No Coriolis effect occurs at the equator, but where does the maximum Coriolis effect occur?

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To determine

The location where the maximum Coriolis effect occurs.

Explanation

As the Earth rotates, any object moving horizontally seems to be deflected either to the right of left depending on the hemisphere in which it is moving. In case of the Northern Hemisphere, the deflection is toward the right and in the Southern Hemisphere, it is toward the left. Such an apparent deflection is defined as the Coriolis effect of the Earth...

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