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beta drift

(tendency for a cyclone to drift poleward and westward)

Beta drift is a tendency of cyclones to drift toward a pole and toward the west, due to the Coriolis force and its interaction with the circular wind-pattern of the cyclone.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone#Beta_drift
http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Beta_drift

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