Category: Coriolis

Why Does the Coriolis Force Cause Air Moving from the Equator to the Poles to Deflect to the Right in the Northern Hemisphere? Exploring the Earth Science Behind this Phenomenon

One of the most fascinating phenomena in Earth science is the Coriolis force, which causes moving objects to be deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. This effect has important implications for weather patterns, ocean currents, and even the flight paths of airplanes. In this article,