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Rossby Number

(Ro, Kibel Number)
(ratio of inertial to Coriolis force)

The Rossby Number (Ro) is a dimensionless number consisting of the ratio of internal to Coriolis Force. It is used in modeling Atmosphere and ocean dynamics. It is defined as:

Ro = U / Lf

The Convective Rossby Number, of interest in the study of convection in stars and planets and the resulting Dynamos, is the ratio of a buoyancy force to the Coriolis force.

(fluid dynamics,measure,atmosphere)

Referenced by:
Rossby Radius of Deformation