Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Subtropical High

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2375

The centre of the subtropical high is located in the high-pressure system in the subtropical zone. The warm air in the vicinity of the equator rises to the upper atmosphere and flows towards the two poles. As the air cools near 30° north and south latitude, the surface pressure increases to form a subtropical high.

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