An Alaskan Weather and Climate Blog: All Science, No Politics
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Long Term High Pressure
It sure seems like high pressure has been the rule over the Arctic Ocean, and sure enough, it has been. Here's a plot of mean seal level pressure for the two months between January 15th and March 15th (the units are in Pascals: divide by 100 for millibars). That's quite a big high north of Barrow. The bottom plot shows the anomaly over the same time period. The 12 millibar anomaly is quite substantial for a two month period..