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  • Here is recent work with my colleague, Matt Igel, regarding the non-traditional Coriolis force.   We show that the (often disregarded) non-traditional Coriolis force terms have a significant effect on the tilting of thunderstorms at the equator.    Its an extremely elegant result that may have implications for the Madden-Julian Oscillation.
  • Here is a beautiful figure which shows the force vectors (and the force lines) experienced by a thunderstorm at the equator.  You should imagine that you are looking at the storm from above, and the air is rising at the center of the figure, and descending away from the center.   The force on the ascending air points from East to West.  This will cause the ascending air to tilt to the West.