Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In meteorol., of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an anticyclone; characterized by high barometric pressure and an outward flow of light winds from a center.
- adj. of, relating to, or consisting of an anticyclone
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of or pertaining to an anticyclone; moving in the opposite direction of a cyclone.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a high pressure center
“Sea-ice drift patterns for years with (a) pronounced AO - (anticyclonic) conditions and (b) pronounced AO+ (cyclonic) conditions .”
“Instead, the system consists of several localized anticyclonic cells of high pressure.”
“High albedos, cold surface conditions, and ice-sheet height apparently disrupted westerly airflows (or may possibly have maintained a stationary surface high-pressure cell with anticyclonic circulation), which promoted the penetration of dry, warm air from the southeast .”
“The meandering Tsushima Current creates large-scale cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies.”
“Contact between the Canary Current and the shade zones described above results in two eddies; a cyclonic gyre in the west and an anticyclonic gyre in the east.”
“The circulation of water masses is anticyclonic, with a branch of the North Atlantic Drift current flowing north.”
“Its dominant large-scale oceanographic feature is the swift and warm Agulhas current, a western boundary current that forms part of the anticyclonic Indian Ocean gyre.”
“The anomalous warmth, and exceptionally dry conditions in parts of the Mediterranean and central Europe is related to advection of warm air masses from the Eastern subtropical Atlantic as well as strong anticyclonic conditions over large parts of the continent.”
“The impact on surface air temperature was more significant because the nocturnal boundary layer was very shallow in anticyclonic conditions.”
“In summer, the heat island intensity exceeded 3°C on 29 per cent of all early morning observations, confirming the widely held view that anticyclonic conditions generate strong heat islands.”
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