Canadian Anticyclone

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Canadian Anticyclone

 

(North American anticyclone), a region of high atmospheric pressure over North America; one of the seasonal centers of atmospheric activity that show up on mean climatic maps of the winter months over a period of several years. The Canadian anticyclone is conditioned by the predominance of anticyclones over cyclones in the winter atmospheric circulation over the northern and central parts of the continent.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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