anticyclonic


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anticyclonic

[¦an·tē‚sī¦klän·ik]
(meteorology)
Referring to a rotation about the local vertical that is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, undefined at the Equator.
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An analysis of the presented data in the tables shows that the highest prognostic result of the atmospheric pressure increase refers to the case of the anticyclonic activity (Tables 1, 2).
The model gives a natural explanation to the significant differences in the turbulence regimes on the cyclonic and anticyclonic sides of the jet.
Snow only falls when an advancing mass of relatively warm air meets cold anticyclonic air.
The principal oceanographic characteristic of Galicia's Atlantic seaboard is attributable to the episodes of upwelling that occur here as result of the North Atlantic anticyclonic gyre that extends from Galicia to Cape Verde, with the increase in intensity in Galicia coinciding with the gyre's annual latitudinal shift (Fraga 1981, Fraga et al.
The northerly exposed and easternmost Letipea is under the influence of anticyclonic, more continental climates.
Most strikingly, the mean circulation hosts a slow anticyclonic gyre in the wide eastern part of the gulf [27].
Gene flow and inferred larval dispersal were found to be predominantly unidirectional, and followed the typical anticyclonic (clockwise) circulation of the northern Gulf of California during late fall and winter when geoducks spawn.
NOVEMBER Expect an early taste of winter rather than prolonged autumn, with frosty, foggy mornings brought about during predominantly anticyclonic conditions.
Quiet spells of anticyclonic weather, especially in late autumn and winter, can bring mists and fogs which are more likely to affect inland lowlying areas of England.
1-3) These are a small minority of the anticyclonic ovals on the planet, and attract attention due to their colour and sometimes other exceptional features.