Mid-latitude Inertial Oscillation

The path of a particle constrained to the surface of the earth, launched at due east at 70 meters per second from latitude 45. The particle makes clockwise oscillations and slowly drifts westward.

The path of a particle constrained to the surface of the earth, launched at due east at 70 meters per second from latitude 45. The particle makes clockwise oscillations and slowly drifts westward.