"An Apparatus for Demonstrating the Inertial Oscillation" "The U.S. Army Medical Department's Involvement in the Early History of Weather Observing: Was Benjamin Waterhouse the First Army Weather Observer?" Alberta Hail Project Data Archive Available on the World Wide Web" Instrumentation and Modeling in Atmospheric Science" A n Apparatu s fo r Demonstrating the the trajectory of the puck is a straight line and the trajectory of the experimenter is a circle. The circle Inertia l Oscillation and the straight line intersect in no more than two When teaching students about the Coriolis force, points, and if the puck is launched with an arbitrary it is often helpful to show them a physical demonstra- initial velocity by the experimenter as it leaves the tion illustrating the effects of Coriolis accelerations. first intersection, it will generally not arrive at the One such demonstration involves a rotating table second intersection at the same time as the experi- across which objects may be rolled, thrown, or slid. menter. Even if the puck is launched at exactly the An example of this type of demonstration, which was right velocity to arrive at the second intersection at conducted at the University of Washington, consisted the
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 1996
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