Imagine a low-pressure system as a vacuum that sucks all the surrounding air straight towards it, creating many vectors of wind that all focus on one spot. Because of the Coriolis effect, each of these vectors gets twisted to the right, which in turn creates a counterclockwise flow.

I want to test this, or at least find some visual representation for it. I don't see how all vectors pointing to a point, then each summed with a vector to the right, give a counterclockwise vector field.

  • $\begingroup$ "To the right" means with respect to each vector. Face the direction a wind vector points, and point your arm to the right to know what "right" is for that vector. $\endgroup$ – S. McGrew Nov 23 '18 at 19:46
  • $\begingroup$ @S. Mcgrew: I'm looking for an online application that depicts this. $\endgroup$ – Jossie Calderon Nov 24 '18 at 13:50

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