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Illustration Coriolis force - deflection of the airlplane to the east

Coriolis force - deflection of the airplane to the east

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An airplane moving from the equator to the northpole with the velocity \(v_{\text N}\), gets an additional velocity component \(v_{\text o}\) to the east. So it is deflected to the east. It experiences the Coriolis force to the east.

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