Area of increased atmospheric pressure relative to surrounding pressure field in the atmosphere. It is outlined by closed isobars on a synoptic surface chart, and by closed contours on a constant-pressure chart. This term is used interchangeably with high.
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An anticyclone (that is, opposite to a cyclone) is a weather phenomenon defined by the United States` National Weather Service`s glossary as "[a] large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Sout...
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An atmospheric pressure system consisting of an area of high pressure and outward circular surface wind flow. In the Northern Hemisphere winds from an anticyclone blow clockwise, while Southern Hemisphere systems blow counterclockwise.
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A relative pressure maximum. An area of pressure that has diverging winds and a rotation opposite to the earth's rotation. This is clockwise the Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the opposite of an area of low pressure, or a cyclone. Related term: high press...
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An area of high pressure, also called a High, around which the winds circulate in a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere (and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere). It is usually responsible for fair, dry weather. When the area of highest pressure is elongated, it is called a high ...
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anticyclone, region of high atmospheric pressure; anticyclones are commonly referred to as “highs.” The pressure gradient, or change between the core of the anticyclone and its surroundings, combined with the Coriolis effect, causes air to circulate about the core in a clockwise directio...
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An anticyclone is a phenomenon presenting some features opposite to those of a cyclone. It consists of a region of high barometric pressure, the pressure being greatest in the centre, with light winds flowing outwards from the centre, and not inwards as in the cyclone, accompanied with great cold in...
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Area of high atmospheric pressure caused by descending air, which becomes warm and dry. Winds radiate from a calm centre, taking a clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and an anticlockwise direction in the southern hemisphere. Anticyclones are characterized by clear weather and the absence...
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1) Atmosphere 2) Atmospheric state
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