2.3.2 Coriolis

Course week(s) Week 2
Course subject(s) Water Systems

In the video below you will learn aboutĀ Coriolis.

Study Goals

After this lecture you will be able to understand:

  • The importance of the ocean in the water cycle
  • The role of coriolis on the ocean
  • The role of the ocean as a driving force for weather and climate
  • The role of temperature, salinity and wind on the ocean

Optional video: Coriolis Effect

For more information on the coriolis effect a link to another video is provided.

Description of the video:

Does your toilet water drain differently than in the other hemisphere? Is it because of the Coriolis effect? Hank has some things to clarify about these questions, and more in this edition of I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means.

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