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 line or wall of broken ice forced up by pressure. May be fresh or weathered.[1]


  1. ^ "NOAA's National Weather Service - Glossary". Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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