The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an area of low atmospheric pressure over Australia and New Guinea. It is caused by prevailing summer depressions over the greatly heated surface of Australia. In the winter, the Australian low is replaced by a high-pressure area.
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