Item Type : Feature
Domain : WMO Weather
AlphaCode : RIDGES
FeatureName: Ridge
Alias : RIDGES
CamelCase : Ridge
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : Region of the atmosphere in which the pressure is high relative to the surrounding region at the same level. It is represented on a synoptic chart by a system of nearly parallel isobars or contours, approximately U-shape, which are concave towards an anticyclone. A ridge line is where the curvature of the isobars or contours is maximum.
Reference : R1790
Definition Source : WMO International Meteorological Vocabulary
Similarity to Source : Identical
Int1 :
S4 :
Recommended Attributes :
Distinguishing Features :
Remarks : Unspecified
Management Details
Proposal Type : Clarification
Submitting Organization : WMO
Proposed Change : Updated definition and source
Justification : aligns with S-412 model
Proposed : 2018-10-03
Accepted : 2016-04-18
Amended : 2018-10-05
Successor : -
Predecessor : -