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Old 01-11-2008, 11:09 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I've got a met question/statement I can't figure out, if anyone could shed some light on it that'd be great.

An aircraft, flown at a constant pressure level in a westerly direction in the southern hemisphere, is experiencing drift to the right. From this description it can be deduced that the aircraft is gradually gaining altitude.

Anyone know why its gaining altitude?

Also why does coriolis force increase with lattitude? I thought it would be greatest at the equator since the equator would be travelling faster than the poles?

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