It is demonstrated that the inertial oscillation is not produced exclusively by “inertial forces,” and that the inertial oscillation appears as oscillatory motion even when viewed from a nonrotating frame of reference. The component of true gravity parallel to the geopotential surfaces plays a central role in forcing the inertial oscillation, and in particular it is the only force driving the oscillation in the nonrotating reference frame.
Research Article| 1 November 1993
Is the Coriolis Force Really Responsible for the Inertial Oscillation?
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (1993) 74 (11): 2179–2184.
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Durran, D. R., 1993: Is the Coriolis Force Really Responsible for the Inertial Oscillation?. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 74, 2179–2184, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1993)074<2179:ITCFRR>2.0.CO;2.
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