Cold high

From Glossary of Meteorology
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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.