Glacial anticyclone

From Glossary of Meteorology



glacial anticyclone

(Or glacial high.) A type of semipermanent anticyclone that has been said to overlie the ice caps of Greenland and Antarctica.

As presented by W. H. Hobbs, it was thought that these anticyclones played a dominant part in the world atmospheric circulation, but modern theory backed by limited observation has tended to diminish their importance and even to question their reality.
See thermal high.

Hare, F. K. 1951. Compendium of Meteorology. 961–963.


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