Inertial Flow

Science / Tides and Currents / Inertial Flow: A solution of the relative hydrodynamic equations of motion in which only the horizontal component of the Coriolis and centrifugal forces are balanced. This anticyclonic flow results from a sudden application and release of a driving force which then allows the system to continue on under its own momentum without further interference. The period of rotation is 2B / 2S sin ??, where S = 0.729,211 x 10-4 radians s-1 and ?? = latitude.

Other Words for Flow

Flow Verb Synonyms: rush, gush, surge, well (forth), stream, spring, issue, spout, spurt, squirt, spew, flood, cascade, fall, rain, brim, overflow, spill, teem
Flow Adjective Synonyms: stream, pour, run, rush, course, surge, move, go, proceed, progress, drift, gush, glide, purl, roll, ripple, trickle, gurgle, bubble, swirl, whirl, circulate

Laminar Flow

Science / Geology / Laminar Flow: A state of uniform flow within a fluid in which the moving particles travel along parallel paths (compare with Turbulent Flow). MORE

Irrigation Return Flow

Business / Agriculture / Irrigation Return Flow: Part of artificially applied water that is not consumed by plants or evaporation, and that eventually 'returns' to an aquifer or surface water body, such as a lake or stream. Commonly used when discus MORE

Inertial Load

Technology / Motors / Inertial Load: A load (flywheel, fan, etc.) which tends to cause the motor shaft to continue to rotate after the power has been removed (stored kinetic energy). If this continued rotation cannot be tolerated, some m MORE