Coriolis parameter on rotating earth

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Description

Compute f, the Coriolis parameter as a function of latitude.

Usage

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coriolis(latitude, degrees = TRUE)

Arguments

latitude

Vector of latitudes in degN or radians north of the equator.

degrees

Flag indicating whether degrees are used for latitude; if set to FALSE, radians are used.

Value

Coriolis parameter [radian/s].

Author(s)

Dan Kelley

References

Gill, A.E., 1982. Atmosphere-ocean Dynamics, Academic Press, New York, 662 pp.

Examples

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C <- coriolis(45) # 1e-4

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