Anticyclone
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Anticyclone

A large body of air in which the atmospheric pressure is higher than the pressure in the surrounding air.  The winds blow clockwise around an anticyclone in in the Northern Hemisphere.

Anticyclone

A large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the northern hemisphere, counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere.

Anticyclone

An area of high atmospheric pressure with closed clockwise circulation.

Anticyclone
"anticyclone": an area of high pressure. Circulation is clockwise around the high in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
Anticyclone
"anticyclone": an area of high pressure. Circulation is clockwise around the high in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
Anticyclone

A high pressure area where winds blow clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

Anticyclone

An atmospheric anticyclonic circulation, a closed circulation. The wind in an anticyclone is in the clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

With respect to the relative direction of its rotation, it is the opposite of a cyclone. Because anticyclonic circulation and relative high atmospheric pressure usually coexist, the terms anticyclone and high are used interchangeably in common practice.

Anticyclone

A high pressure system with an anticyclonic circulation. It is also called a "high," and is generally associated with fair weather.

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Anticyclone has been defined 8 different ways in documents like Meteorology Terminology, Climate Change Glossary, Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology, and 5 more.

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