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an·ti·cy·clone

 (ăn′tē-sī′klōn′, ăn′tī-)
n.
An extensive system of winds spiraling outward from a high-pressure center, circling clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

an′ti·cy·clon′ic (-klŏn′ĭk) adj.

anticyclone

(ˌæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn)
n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a body of moving air of higher pressure than the surrounding air, in which the pressure decreases away from the centre. Winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise direction in the N hemisphere and anticlockwise in the S hemisphere. Also called: high
anticyclonic adj

an•ti•cy•clone

(ˌæn tiˈsaɪ kloʊn, ˌæn taɪ-)

n.
a circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure that is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
[1875–80]
an`ti•cy•clon′ic (-saɪˈklɒn ɪk) adj.

an·ti·cy·clone

(ăn′tē-sī′klōn′)
A system of winds that spiral outward around a region of high atmospheric pressure, circling clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Compare cyclone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticyclone - (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure centeranticyclone - (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
atmospheric state, atmosphere - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
high - an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
cyclone - (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
Translations

anticyclone

[ˈæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn] Nanticiclón m

anticyclone

[ˌæntiˈsaɪkləʊn] nanticyclone manti-depressant antidepressant [ˌæntidɪˈprɛsənt]
n
(= drug) → antidépresseur m
She died from an overdose of an anti-depressant → Elle est morte d'une overdose d'antidépresseur.
(fig)antidépresseur m
Exercise is a powerful antidepressant → Le sport est un antidépresseur puissant.
adj [drugs, medication, tablets, treatment] → antidépresseur, antidépressif/ive
to be on antidepressant drugs → être sous antidépresseurs

anticyclone

[ˈæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn] nanticiclone m
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The second application considers dry winters in the western United States and reveals fairly localized anomalies in the eastern North Pacific of enhanced blocking and surface anticyclones and reduced cyclones.
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Progressive anticyclones push low level ridges eastward reinforcing the persistent Mascarene anticyclone: another situation most desirable those few months ahead
This hypothesis has been investigated by Rodwell and Hoskins (2001), studying the relationship between the climatological annual cycle of the summer anticyclones and the global monsoon system using numerical simulations.
Lulls in wind power in winter especially coincide with anticyclones bringing clear skies and cold weather when power demand is also high, revealing an Achilles heel for renewables, when sunlight is still relatively weak and the wind drops.
Anticyclones to the North and East brought bitterly cold air and left many farms isolated for weeks.
The global models, however, have given up the outlook for intensification of the system into a tropical cyclone since the shear effect from winds from the anticyclones would not allow the storm from building further strength.
A similar period of flying in New Zealand would bring a full cycle of anticyclones and depressions, but across the entire width of the USA there was little wind to speak of and no conditions to stop flying.
This prediction is of great practical importance, since, anticyclones bring good stable weather, and at this time there are minor variations of the geomagnetic field, which does not contribute to the deterioration of human health.
Frontal features associated with the Loop Current and anticyclones have been reported to extend up to 60 km from the 17-cm contour.