The Kalahari High is an anticyclone that forms in winter over the interior of southern Africa, replacing a summer trough.[1] It is part of the subtropical ridge system and the reason the Kalahari is a desert.[2] It is the descending limb of a Hadley cell.[3]


  1. ^ George B. Silberbauer (April 30, 1981). Hunter and Habitat in the Central Kalahari Desert. ISBN 9780521281355. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "High Pressure". Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  3. ^ "Global circulation". 2000-11-14. Retrieved 2013-10-12.