Meaning of geostrophic

ge•o•stroph•ic

Pronunciation: ( jē"u-strof'ik, -strō'fik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the balance between the Coriolis force and the horizontal pressure force in the atmosphere.
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