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The Coriolis Effect

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

In this episode, we describe how tropical cyclones form and examine their huge power. We explain what the Coriolis effect is and how it make tropical cyclones rotate the way that they do. We also travel to three continents to demonstrate how Coriolis effect affects water draining from a small container. Does water really swirl in a different direction depending on which hemisphere it is in?

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 23 min
Series: Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth
Printable Resources: Yes

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