Laws Of Horizontal Motion

There are four controls on the horizontal movement of air near the earth's surface: the pressure-gradient force, the Coriolis force, centripetal acceleration, and frictional forces. The primary cause of air movement is the development of a horizontal pressure gradient through spatial differences in surface heating and consequent changes in air density and pressure. The fact that such a gradient can persist (rather than being destroyed by air motion towards the low pressure) results from the effect of the earth's rotation in giving rise to the Coriolis force.

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