Cold high

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Or'' cold anticyclone; <br/>''also called'' cold-core high, cold-core anticyclone.) At a given level  in the [[atmosphere]], any [[high]] that is generally characterized by colder air near its center than  around its periphery; the opposite of a [[warm high]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The [[anticyclonic]] intensity of a cold high decreases with height in accordance with the [[thermal  wind equation]]. <br/>''Compare'' [[thermal high]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Or'' cold anticyclone; <br/>''also called'' cold-core high, cold-core anticyclone.) At a given level  in the [[atmosphere]], any [[high]] that is generally characterized by colder air near its center than  around its periphery; the opposite of a [[warm high]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The [[anticyclonic]] intensity of a cold high decreases with height in accordance with the [[thermal wind equation|thermal  wind equation]]. <br/>''Compare'' [[thermal high]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 18:39, 25 April 2012


[edit] cold high

(Or cold anticyclone;
also called cold-core high, cold-core anticyclone.) At a given level in the atmosphere, any high that is generally characterized by colder air near its center than around its periphery; the opposite of a warm high.

The anticyclonic intensity of a cold high decreases with height in accordance with the thermal wind equation.
Compare thermal high.

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