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Subtropical ridge
also called Subtropical high pressure zone and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. a large belt of high pressure situated around 30°N in the Northern Hemisphere and 30°S in the Southern Hemisphere

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  2. characterized by mostly calm winds, which acts to reduce air quality under its axis by causing fog overnight, and haze during daylight hours caused by the stable atmosphere found near its location

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  3. Air flows out from its center toward the upper and lower latitudes of each hemisphere, creating both the trade winds and the westerlies

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  4. moves poleward during the summer, reaching its most northern latitude in early fall, before moving equatorward during the cold season

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  5. The ENSO climate cycle can displace the subtropical ridge, with La Niñas allowing for a more northerly axis for the ridge, while El Niños show flatter, more southerly ridges

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