A large system of winds that rotate about a centre of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise (viewed from above) in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere.
Source: PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2175 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'anticyclone' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00391 RISBibTexEndNote