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05. Tracking Depressions
All extracts courtesy of the MarineCall Guide
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Depressions often circulate in groups as shown in the diagram (left)...

D : depression
A : stationary anticyclone
a : ridge of high pressure

Depression Tracks

Most frequently atlantic depressions follow similar tracks which head to the north of Europe Others will follow a more southerly track. They have a tendency to track over the relatively warm sea in winter and over the land in summer.