Greenland Anticyclone

Greenland anticyclone

[′grēn·lənd ‚ant·i′sī‚klōn]
The glacial anticyclone which is supposed to overlie Greenland; analogous to the Antarctic anticyclone.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Greenland Anticyclone


a center of atmospheric activity; an area of elevated pressure above Greenland that has appeared on monthly mean maps for all months of the year for many years.

The Greenland anticyclone is a result of the predominance of anticyclones over cyclones in both winter and summer in consequence of the great elevation and low temperature of the ice sheet. The Antarctic anticyclone is a more powerful and more extensive analogue of the Greenland anticyclone.

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