Event Summary

The Coriolos Effect discovered

Date

1835

Description

French engineer Gaspard Gustave de Coriolis (1792-1843) determined that fluids (e.g., the oceans) move to the right (clockwise) in northern hemisphere and to the left (counter-clockwise) in southern hemisphere, due to the earth�s eastward rotation -- The "Coriolos Effect"

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Record ID

564