Coriolis–Stokes force

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In fluid dynamics, the Coriolis–Stokes force is a force in a rotating fluid due to interaction of the Coriolis effect and wave-induced Stokes drift. This force acts on water independently of the wind stress.[1]

This force is named after Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis and George Gabriel Stokes, two nineteenth-century scientists.

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  1. ^ Polton, J.A.; Lewis, D.M.; Belcher, S.E. (2005), "The role of wave-induced Coriolis–Stokes forcing on the wind-driven mixed layer" (PDF), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35 (4): 444–457, Bibcode:2005JPO....35..444P, doi:10.1175/JPO2701.1