arctic high

arctic high

[′ärd·ik ′hī]
(meteorology)
A weak high that appears on mean charts of sea-level pressure over the Arctic Basin during late spring, summer, and early autumn. Also known as arctic anticyclone; polar anticyclone; polar high.
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As the week progresses, strong arctic high pressure also will be headed this way, according to the weather service.
It aims to achieve an unlimited moratorium on activity in the Arctic High Seas, which would help guard the region from future oil exploration and also push environment change efforts.
The Met Office said North Wales is expected to be slightly brighter than South Wales, as the Arctic high pressure is replaced by an Atlantic weather system sweeping in from Ireland.
Blame an arctic high pressure system hovering over Eastern Washington and all of Canada, blowing this far south courtesy of winds in the Columbia River Gorge.
In the absence of a conservation and management regime for international fisheries covering all the Arctic high seas, the EU, specified Borg, "is ready to ensure that all future fishing activities are properly regulated to guarantee a fair and sustainable use of such a precious resource.
By the time Guravich and Davids returned two years later, Smith had crafted the first Tundra Buggy, a sort of Arctic high rider that allowed occupants to move through snow drifts and over bay ice on huge agricultural tires.

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