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Term: Glacial anticyclone Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: 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. (Or glacial high.)  AMSglossary 

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