Forces in the Atmosphere
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/atmo151/tut/force/secndlaw.html

John Nielsen-Gammon, John Fulton, John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories, Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences


This undergraduate meteorology tutorial is about understanding the forces that cause the motion of air, producing winds and changes of weather. It discusses how these forces tend to balance each other, and how they produce the wind.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Winds, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Energy, heat and temperature, Atmospheric structure and composition
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: AtmosphereKeywords: Coriolis force, centrifugal force, gravity, horizontal pressure gradient force, vertical pressure gradient force, friction, Newton's first law, Newton's second law