subtropical high


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subtropical high

[‚səb′träp·ə·kəl ′hī]
(meteorology)
One of the semipermanent highs of the subtropical high-pressure belt; these highs appear as centers of action on mean charts of surface pressure; they lie over oceans and are best developed in the summer season. Also known as oceanic anticyclone; oceanic high; subtropical anticyclone.
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pressure accompanied by a subtropical high air pressure in the upper layers of the atmosphere.