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(Also called upper-level low, upper cyclone, upper low, high-level cyclone, low aloft.) A cyclonic circulation existing in the upper air; specifically as seen on an upper-level constant-pressure chart.
This term is often restricted to such cyclones associated with relatively little cyclonic circulation in the lower atmosphere.