Homework 2

 

(a) Discuss why Coriolis Effect is maximum at the Poles and minimum at the Equator. Your answer should include reasoning based upon the equation in the handout, but should also have a section giving descriptive reasoning.

(b) Caculate the value of the Coriolis acceleration at our latitude for a wind speed of 10 m s-1. The angular velocity of the earth is 7.292 X 10-5 s-1 and our latitude is approximately 400 N. 400 is approximately 0.6891 radians.