Is the Coriolis Force Really Responsible for the Inertial Oscillation?

Is the Coriolis Force Really Responsible for the Inertial Oscillation? It is demonstrated that the inertial oscillation is not produced exclusively by inertial forces, and that the inertial oscillation appears as oscillatory motion even when viewed from a nonrotating frame of reference. The component of true gravity parallel to the geopotential surfaces plays a central role in forcing the inertial oscillation, and in particular it is the only force driving the oscillation in the nonrotating reference frame. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Is the Coriolis Force Really Responsible for the Inertial Oscillation?

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477(1993)074<2179:ITCFRR>2.0.CO;2
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Abstract

It is demonstrated that the inertial oscillation is not produced exclusively by inertial forces, and that the inertial oscillation appears as oscillatory motion even when viewed from a nonrotating frame of reference. The component of true gravity parallel to the geopotential surfaces plays a central role in forcing the inertial oscillation, and in particular it is the only force driving the oscillation in the nonrotating reference frame.

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Nov 1, 1993

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