anticyclonic shear

anticyclonic shear

[¦an·tē‚sī¦klän·ik ′shēr]
(meteorology)
Horizontal wind shear of such a nature that it tends to produce anticyclonic rotation of the individual air particles along the line of flow.
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In addition to the complex and changing structure of the main tornado/MVMC, the parent thunderstorm spawned a rare strong anticyclonic tornado with peak [V.sub.g] = 65 m [s.sup.-1] at ~2328 UTC in the anticyclonic shear zone to the southeast of the main tornado/MVMC, exhibiting multiple-vortex structure and a dual-polarimetric debris signature and lasting until ~2343 UTC (Fig.