Coriolis Frequency Calculator

This calculator determines the Coriolis frequency ("Coriolis parameter") for a given latitude. The convention is that north latitudes are positive, south latitudes are negative.


Enter the latitude in decimal degrees:

  f =   .10-4 s-1

  Tf =   hours

Calculation based on f = 2 ω sin(φ) with
ω = 2π/(24 hours) the angular velocity of the earth around its axis and φ the latitude.

© 2000 M. Tomczak. Last updated 2 April 2000

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