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An "east wind" blows from the east; your intuition is correct. As far as why, in the northern hemisphere, the Coriolis force makes a south wind bend into a west wind, and a north wind bend into a east wind: it's conservation of momentum. An observer on the ice at the North Pole doesn't have any east-west momentum — he can't, because "east" isn't a ...
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