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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In contrast, Blaja and Sturges (1981) presented evidence for a wind-driven circulation in the GM, and anticyclonic gyre caused predominantly by wind stress curl.
They also stated that the topography of the thermocline and the depth of the mixing layer are important factors that contribute to the formation of anticyclonic gyres in the Northern Pacific Ocean.
Armed with these observations and monthly calculations of freshwater flow from Greenland, the scientists discerned a connection between the mysterious presence of fresh water in the Beaufort Sea and the gyre's surprisingly long-lasting anticyclonic circulation trend.
The migration rates lend support to the notion that directional migration of larval geoducks from San Felipe toward Puerto Penasco and Guaymas is strongly influenced by the anticyclonic (clockwise) circulation in the northern Gulf of California during winter (Marinone 2012)--the period that encompasses the spawning period for geoducks in the Gulf of California (Aragon-Noriega et al.
The earliest freezing took place in early November with a sharp decrease in air temperatures and calm conditions (corresponding to an anticyclonic weather pattern).
It was within one of the many anticyclonic spells that we experience each year.
According to the NHC, Ivan then completed "a large anticyclonic loop," heading south toward Florida and re-gaining tropical cyclone status in the Gulf of Mexico.
However, there are positive external effects on the environment and the human body, particularly from the weakening of solar activity and thereby reduced intensity variations of the geomagnetic field, strengthening the anticyclonic activity.
The tests included 1,000 cases of real ocean features, including 472 upwellings, 119 cloudy upwellings, 180 wakes, 10 anticyclonic eddies, 40 cyclonic eddies and 180 misclassified regions.