(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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A comparison of 500 hPa height patterns associated with anticyclones of Pacific and continental origin impacting the central Gulf Coast, United States

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This research examines the 500 hPa circulation patterns that lead to the occurrence of days dominated by anticyclones of Pacific origin (Pacific Highs) over the central Gulf Coast. Although the geographically preferred zones of greatest height variability are similar to those leading up to days dominated by anticyclones of continental origin (Continental Highs), variability centers on the northern fringes of the extratropics seem to support Pacific High activity to a greater extent than was found for Continental High events. This work may help to clarify the degree of linkage between the surface marine environment and atmospheric circulation


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 23, no6 [pp. 449-464]

Bibliographic references : 14 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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