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The Siberian High is a massive collection of cold or very cold dry air that accumulates on the Eurasian terrain for much of the year. It reaches its greatest size and strength in the winter, when the air temperature near the center of the high-pressure cell or anticyclone is often lower than minus 40 degrees Celsius (minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit). The sea-level pressure (atmospheric pressure) is often above 1040 millibars (1040.00hectopascals)(hPa)(SI). The term Eurasian refers to the cultural ties and linkages between those in a wider view of the Eurasian continent, centering on the Silk Road, and Central Asia as the nursery of human civilization, from which all other cultures draw a common influence. ... In meteorology, an anticyclone is a weather phenomenon associated with atmospheric high pressure. ... Sea-level pressure or mean sea-level pressure (MSL or MSLP) is the standard that different weather stations employ to compare barometric pressure readings, which are made in inches of mercury. ... diurnal (daily) rhythm of air pressure in northern Germany (black curve is air pressure) Atmospheric pressure is the pressure above any area in the Earths atmosphere caused by the weight of air. ... A millibar (mb) is 1/1000th of a bar, a unit for measurement of pressure. ... The pascal (symbol Pa) is the SI unit of pressure. ... The International System of Units (abbreviated SI from the French phrase, Système International dUnités) is the most widely used system of units. ...

The Siberian High affects the weather patterns in the higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. It may block or reduce the size of low-pressure cells or cyclones and generate dry weather across much of the Eurasian landscape. The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is north of the equator. ... In the English-speaking nations, the term low-pressure cell is used in place of the word cyclone. ... This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ...

External links

  • Siberian High on a chart at 1032 (http://www.nccr-climate.unibe.ch/download/events/suscho02/students_abstracts/panagiotopoulosFotis.htm)

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