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The Mechanics of the Glacial Anticyclone Illustrated by Experiment


IN various publications issued during the past decade1 the present writer has treated the peculiar air circulation which obtains above a continental glacier. A number of well-known writers, among them Sir John Murray and Buchan, had early pointed out that essentially anticyclonic conditions obtained over the Antarctic region as a region, but without reference to any connection with the continental glacier; while the late Admiral Peary was the first to note the dominance of centrifugal surface-currents over the Greenland continental glacier,2 which important observation was the starting point of the writer's studies.

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HOBBS, W. The Mechanics of the Glacial Anticyclone Illustrated by Experiment. Nature 105, 644–645 (1920).

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