a circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
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- an·ti·cy·clon·ic [an-tee-sahy-klon-ik, an-tahy-], /ˌæn ti saɪˈklɒn ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/, adjective
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How to use anticyclone in a sentence
Antonello Pasini, a climate change physicist at Italy’s National Council for Research, told The New York Times that anticyclones like Lucifer are more common now due to global warming.Anticyclone Lucifer is bringing record-breaking temperatures to Italy | Monroe Hammond | August 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
Something of the laws of cyclone and anticyclone are known, and rude weather predictions across the Atlantic are roughly possible.Pioneers of Science | Oliver Lodge
Owing to the presence of the anticyclone referred to above, the depression recurved off Hatteras.Wind and Weather | Alexander McAdie
In both cases the right-handed deflection results in a spiral whirl, inward in the cyclone, outward in the anticyclone.Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology | Robert DeCourcy Ward
A rising111 barometer, on the other hand, is usually an indication of the fine weather associated with an anticyclone.Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology | Robert DeCourcy Ward
During the year the anticyclone furnishes us with about sixty per cent.Reading the Weather | Thomas Morris Longstreth
British Dictionary definitions for anticyclone
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 hemisphere: Also called: high
- anticyclonic (ˌæntɪsaɪˈklɒnɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for anticyclone
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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