high-pressure area


Also found in: Wikipedia.

high-pressure area

[′hī ¦presh·ər ′er·ē·ə]
(meteorology)
References in periodicals archive ?
Usually we have a low-pressure area at Darwin near Australia and high-pressure area at Tahiti near the South American coast," AK Srivastava, director, National Climate Centre, IMD, Pune told Economic Times.
The high-pressure area southeast of the continent is the driving engine that brings our signature northern airflow after a cold front has passed the Cape of Good Hope.
A strong high-pressure area in the North Atlantic kept the storm from moving out to sea at the rate most storms do.
In the Christmas period of 2006 a high-pressure area covered the whole of Britain and for four days we had below-zero temperatures, with freezing fog and no wind.
Failure of the flight's hard-surfacing material is always suspected to be due to a poor weld but may in fact be due to either severe abrasion against the barrel from a localized high-pressure area or flexing of the screw due to misalignment.
The circulation situation where a strong low-pressure area was located in the north-west from Estonia and there was a low- and high-pressure area border over or near Estonia (Fig.
Air is usually heavier in a high-pressure area, (true)
Blocking usually results when a powerful, high-pressure area gets stuck in one place and, because they cover a large area, fronts behind them are blocked.
A large high-pressure area parked over the Pacific Northwest is expected to trap colder air close to the surface and trigger potentially thick layers of fog.
One of the factors that Bastardi and his team expect to shape the upcoming season is the formation of a high-pressure area over Greenland or northeastern Canada.
That number reflects the difference in atmospheric pressure between a long-lived low-pressure area south of Iceland and a high-pressure area off the northwestern coast of Africa.
For example, water in a gaseous, or vapor, state, will move as warm moist air from its high-pressure area to a lower-pressure area where the air is cooler and drier.

Full browser ?