Corriolis Model Instructions

Lensyl Urbano, University of Memphis, Department of Earth Sciences

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This VPython model of the coriolis force is interactive and allows users to change parameters, modeling the motion of a marble fired across a rotating turntable. The motion can be viewed as an animated GIF on the webpage, or the VPython program can be downloaded to provide finer control of the variables that influence the effects of the coriolis force.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Special Interest: Complex Systems
Climate Literacy Principles: Natural Variability and Change:Weather, Meteorology, The Nature of Science:Computer ModelsKeywords: coriolis force, atmosphere