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Encyclopedia > South Atlantic High

South Atlantic high — the semipermanent pressure high centered at about 25°S, 15°W. It is also called St. Helena High. In meteorology, an anticyclone (i. ...


Sailing

St. Helena High can stretch thousands of miles across the South Atlantic blocking the way sailors way through to the Southern Ocean. Sailors try to find a "corridor" through using the low pressure systems forming off the coast of Brazil that move west pushing against the high pressure.


 
 

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