subpolar high

subpolar high

[¦səb′pō·lər ′hī]
(meteorology)
A high that forms over the cold continental surfaces of subpolar latitudes, principally in Northern Hemisphere winters; these highs typically migrate eastward and southward. Also known as polar anticyclone; polar high; subpolar anticyclone.
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The regional atmospheric circulation over the North Atlantic is normally characterized by a subpolar high pressure cell centered near the Azores, and a subpolar low pressure cell centered near Iceland and Greenland.