glacial anticyclone

glacial anticyclone

[¦glā·shəl ‚an·ti′sī‚klōn]
(meteorology)
A type of semipermanent anticyclone which overlies the ice caps of Greenland and Antarctica. Also known as glacial high.
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Loess Deposits and Lake Algonquin Spits in the Upper Great Lakes Region Support a Glacial Anticyclone at Circa 13-11 ka.
Paleoclimate, models have, for many years, postulated that a large glacial anticyclone existed in and around the retreating Laurentide ice sheet, particularly in summer.
These data, therefore, add to the increasing pool of evidence for a strong glacial anticyclone in this region.