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    Re: Naming Ships
    From: Gary Harkins
    Date: 2003 Jan 24, 15:45 EST
    In a message dated 1/24/2003 3:33:56 PM Eastern Standard Time, jt@INTELEC.CO.ZA writes:

    But Bowditch claims that the
    direction is opposite (clockwise) in the southern hemisphere. I have now
    checked a few more US publications and they too claim that the direction
    is different in the northern hemisphere to that in the southern
    hemisphere. Who is correct?

    Are we talking terminology i.e. veer vs. back OR are we talking now about the air flow around a high and low pressure center?  I can't say for sure but I would guess that the terms "veer" and "back" are the same everywhere.  The direction of circulation of air around a high or low however does change from the northern to southern hemisphere.  A high in the northern hemisphere circulates clockwise and in the southern hemisphere it circulates counter-clockwise.  Just the opposite for a low.

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