anticyclonic


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anticyclonic

descriptive of a weather system of high atmospheric pressure at sea level in which light winds flow spirally outwards, clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern hemisphere, giving rise to settled weather conditions.
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The results show that cyclonic features are depicted in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Abyssal Plain and the Ligurian Sea, and anticyclonic in the Algiers Basin and the Sardiniono-Balearic Pass.
The figure shows a typical trajectory of two mesoscale eddies; a cyclonic eddy (C1) and an anticyclonic eddy (A1), for a period of ~7 months (April 18-October 29, 2012) covering an autumn, winter and spring period.
As the experiments progressed, this mushroom current transformed itself into a steady meander of the LC flowing out through the Florida Strait, and a general anticyclonic flow pattern in the western Gulf.
Flow was anticyclonic near the coast and cyclonic out to the sea, with velocities from 3 to 90 cm/seg depending on the strength of the wind, latitude, and the season.
Collision of a Loop Current anticyclonic ring against the continental shelf slope of the western Gulf of Mexico.
Recent observations of Antarctic Bottom Water circulation within the Brazil Basin indicate the presence of a basin-scale anticyclonic recirculation gyre with strength and distribution similar to that found in the model when waves are allowed to develop.
The cyclonic and anticyclonic rotation directions were determined by the sign of the vorticity.
Similar to the 1998 Yangtze River extreme rainfall, the 2016 extreme rainfall coincided with the decaying phase of 2015/16 super El Nino through Pacific-East Asian teleconnection which enhanced the west Pacific subtropical high (WPSH) and weakened the East Asia summer monsoon (EASM), resulting in an anomalously anticyclonic circulation pattern over the northwestern Pacific that brought lots of atmospheric moisture from the Pacific to the Yangtze River (Wang et al.
The various synoptics have seen the consistent anticyclonic presence hold sway from the 35 to 45[degrees]S latitudes, pushing cold fronts with a limited northward extension, building the succeeding ridge into a new core on the southwest Indian Ocean.
Finally, the speaker discussed the merger of two red anticyclonic ovals in the southern hemisphere--the Great Red Spot (GRS) and a smaller red spot which appeared at a similar latitude in 2008 and which was dubbed the Baby Red Spot (BRS).
Notable among the project's many accomplishments was the 1968 discovery by Reese (with colleagues Bradford Smith and Gordon Solberg) of the 6-day anticyclonic internal rotation of the Great Red Spot, a finding that was confirmed by the Voyager space probes 21 years later.
These reversals occur in summer when the normal anticyclonic atmospheric circulation over the Canada Basin is replaced by transient cyclones.