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On Inertial Motion on a Rotating Sphere

Stephen A. PennellDepartment of Mathematics, University of Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts

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Keith L. SeitterDepartment of Earth Sciences, University of Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts

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Abstract

An explicit solution is derived for the trajectory of a particle in an inertial flow on a rotating sphere. This solution explains many of the features of inertial trajectories that have been presented in the literature.

Abstract

An explicit solution is derived for the trajectory of a particle in an inertial flow on a rotating sphere. This solution explains many of the features of inertial trajectories that have been presented in the literature.

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