The Coriolis Effect Due to Earth's Rotation

Learn how Earth’s rotation causes the Coriolis effect, with this video from NOVA. Use this resource to visualize the abstract concept of the Coriolis effect and to provide opportunities for students to use evidence to support a claim about the influence of the Coriolis effect on hurricanes, jet streams, and ocean circulation. This video has replaced an older video, “The Coriolis Effect Due to Earth's Rotation.” To view the Background Essay and Teaching Tips for this video, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources. CREDITS: LICENSE:

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