Origin of anticyclone
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During the year the anticyclone furnishes us with about sixty per cent.
So it is well to be able to recognize an anticyclone when one appears.
But the anticyclone is an agent of dryness, hence their short duration.
It has knocked the anticyclone on the flank, taken the teeth out of the gale.
But an anticyclone in the springtime is the opening of a door into paradise.The Silent Isle</p>
Arthur Christopher Benson
- meteorol a body of moving air of higher pressure than the surrounding air, in which the pressure decreases away from the centre. Winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise direction in the N hemisphere and anticlockwise in the S hemisphereAlso called: high
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Word Origin and History for anticyclone
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- A large-scale system of winds that spiral outward around a region of high atmospheric pressure. In the Northern Hemisphere the wind in an anticyclone moves clockwise, and in the Southern Hemisphere it moves counterclockwise. Compare cyclone.
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