The problem of the extension of the Siberian anticyclone towards Southeast Europe, and its relation to atmospheric circulation anomalies over the Northern Hemisphere

  • T. J. Makorgiannis
  • B. D. Giles
  • A. A. Flocas


Twenty occasions in the period 1968–1972 when the Siberian anticyclone extended westwards over southeast Europe are considered in terms of mean surface, 500 mbar and 1000/500 mbar thickness charts. These means were compared with normal values based on the period 1950–1972 and statistically significant anomaly patterns over the northern hemisphere were drawn. The mean and anomaly patterns are used to show the development and subsequent break-up of the extension of the Siberian anticyclone over the Balkans.


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Über die Ausbreitung der sibirischen Antizyklone gegen Südost-Europa und ihre Beziehung zu Anomalien der allgemeinen Zirkulation über der nördlichen Hemisphere


Mit Beziehung zur mittleren Druckverteilung am Boden, zur 500 mbar-Fläche und zu Karten der relativen Topographie 1000/500 mbar wurden 20 Fälle aus der Periode 1968–1972 untersucht, bei denen die sibirische Antizyklone sich westwärts über Südost-Europa ausgebreitet hat. Die Mittelwerte wurden mit den Normalwerten der Periode 1950–1972 verglichen und danach wurden Verteilungen der statistisch signifikanten Anomalien über der nördlichen Hemisphäre gezeichnet. Diese Verteilungen der Mittelwerte und der Anomalien wurden verwendet, um die Entwicklung und den folgenden Ausbruch der Ausbreitung der sibirischen Antizyklone über den Balkan zu zeigen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Makorgiannis
    • 2
  • B. D. Giles
    • 1
  • A. A. Flocas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe University of BirminghamBirminghamEngland
  2. 2.The University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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