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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What kind of pressure (high or low) would you expect to find in the center of an anticyclone? Describe and diagram the wind patterns of anticyclones and cyclones in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

To determine

The pressure cell to be expected in the center if an anticyclone and the diagram representing the wind pattern of anticyclone and cyclone in Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.

Explanation

An area where the atmospheric pressure is lower than the standard sea-level pressure is called a low cyclone which is also a common term for a low-pressure area. An area with high pressure is called a high or an anticyclone. These two different pressure zones are often known as cells. Low- and high-pressure are denoted by the capital letters L and H on the weather maps.

In a cyclone, pressure decreases from the outer isobars toward the center of the cyclone but in an anticyclone, the pressure increases from the outer isobars toward the center of anticyclone...

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