Ridge (meteorology)

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This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. For the method of seeing weather radar projections on a map, see Weather radar § Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements. For other uses, see Ridge (disambiguation).

A ridge is an elongated region of relatively high atmospheric pressure, the opposite of a trough.

In hydrologic terms, a ridge is a line or wall of broken ice forced up by pressure. May be fresh or weathered.[1]

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  1. ^ "Ridge". National Weather Service Glossary. National Weather Service. Retrieved 24 June 2014.