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SibylGorychka
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The red arrow shows the direction that wind from the South Pole would travel if Earth were not spinning. The wind’s destination is at point A. Because Earth is spinning in the direction shown by the blue arrow, the Coriolis effect will cause the wind to terminate closest to which point?

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longhornlova12

You didn't provide a reference figure to help us understand where the directions of the arrow are. Nevertheless, since Coriolis effect is a phenomenon, I can still answer your question. Coriolis effect is an intertial force that causes fluids like wind to curve as they travel across or above the Earth's surface. At the southern hemisphere of the Earth, the wind moves in counter-clockwise motion. Thus, the wind will move from right to left. They tend to move towards the left hemisphere.  The opposite happens to the northern hemisphere.  I hope I was able to answer your question. 

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