Science / Tides and Currents / Inertial Flow: A solution of the relative hydrodynamic equations of motion in which only the horizontal component of the Coriolis and centrifugal forces are balanced. This anticyclonic flow results from a sudden application and release of a driving force which then allows the system to continue on under its own momentum without further interference. The period of rotation is 2B / 2S sin ø, where S = 0.729,211 x 10-4 radians s-1 and ø = latitude.
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Science / Geology / Laminar Flow: A state of uniform flow within a fluid in which the moving particles travel along parallel paths (compare with Turbulent Flow). MORE
Business / Agriculture / Irrigation Return Flow: Part of artificially applied water that is not consumed by plants or evaporation, and that eventually 'returns' to an aquifer or surface water body, such as a lake or stream. Commonly used when discus MORE