Development of Geostrophic Winds


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What direction does air move according to the pressure gradient force?

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1. What is the driving force behind the Coriolis effect?

2. What direction do geostrophic winds blow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can go over the questions contained within this assessment to see how well you understand key facts about geostrophic wind flows. Each of the questions will help you assess your knowledge of key topics, including air pressure. Complete this quiz to ensure that you understand the characteristics and causes of geostrophic winds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment questions will quiz you on:

  • The direction in which air moves
  • The Coriolis Effect
  • The direction of geostrophic winds
  • The definition of an isobar
  • The diversion of winds

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to ensure that you can accurately recall some of the basic facts on the characteristics and causes of geostrophic winds
  • Defining key concepts - define some of the terminology describing the development of wind flow, such as Coriolis Effect and isobar
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of geostrophic winds to answer questions on specific variables and qualities of wind flow

Additional Learning

More facts on this subject are found within the associated lesson called Development of Geostrophic Winds. Read this lesson to learn about:

  • The definition and characteristics of geostrophic winds
  • Pressure gradient force
  • The Coriolis Effect
  • How geostrophic winds form