Sanders, Frederick Department of Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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A hypothetical wind based upon the assumption that the sum of the horizontal components of the Coriolis acceleration and the atmospheric pressure gradient force per unit mass is equivalent to a wind acceleration which is normal to the direction of the wind itself (centripetal acceleration), with no viscous forces acting. The direction of the gradient wind is the same as that of the geostrophic wind. Its speed is determined by the equation below,
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