Geografie 1979, 84, 303-310

Coriolis Force and Baer Law

Ludvík Loyda, Pavel Podracký

According to the Baer law - often applied in geomorphology - what we call the Coriolis force causes the shifting of water flows regardless of their speed and direction. The author pays attention to the fact that many geomorphological phenomena remain quantitatively unexplained (with the aid of modern mathemathical-physical methods). On many examples he shows that in comparison with other agents (wind, oscillations of the streamline, tectonics) the Coriolis force is very small to be of any importance.