The Coriolis Effect—the deflection of an object moving on or near the surface caused by the planet’s spin—is important to fields, such as meteorology and oceanography.
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Climatology, Earth Science, Geography, Meteorology
Because of the Coriolis Effect, hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, while these types of storms spin clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. This Southern Hemisphere storm, approaching Southeast Asia, is spinning clockwise.
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May 20, 2022
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