About Coriolis Acceleration Calculator (Formula)
The Coriolis Acceleration Calculator determines the acceleration experienced by an object in motion due to the Coriolis effect. The Coriolis effect is caused by the rotation of the Earth and affects moving objects in relation to their latitude. The formula used to calculate the Coriolis acceleration is:
Coriolis Acceleration = 2 * mass * velocity * angular velocity * sin(latitude)
In this formula, the mass represents the mass of the object in kilograms, velocity is the velocity of the object in meters per second, angular velocity is the angular velocity of the Earth in radians per second, and latitude is the latitude of the object’s position in degrees. The result is the Coriolis acceleration in meters per second squared (m/s²), indicating the object’s deviation from a straight-line path due to the Coriolis effect.
The Coriolis Acceleration Calculator allows users to input the values of mass, velocity, angular velocity, and latitude to calculate the resulting acceleration.