katabatic wind

  1. a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
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  • Still, there was the day when a 100 mph wind gust, known as a katabatic wind, ripped the tent Mortvedt was in from its stakes and sent him tumbling down the ice. undefined
  • Like sea and land breezes, anabatic and katabatic winds are induced thermally.
  • Land and sea breezes are far more noticeable in Australia than anabatic and katabatic winds.
  • As this extremely cold, dense air sinks, it can get funneled through rugged channels in the ice and rock to become ferocious, deadly gusts called katabatic winds that howl toward the coast of Antarctica. Livescience.com
  • As a result of katabatic winds, temperatures in valleys and low lying areas can be significantly lower…
  • A katabatic wind is a wind that is blowing down a slope, and an anabatic wind blows up a slope.
  • The bergs, driven towards the lake outlet by katabatic winds, become stranded as they move into shallower waters.
  • These are referred to as katabatic winds and are narrow, strong regions of wind blowing from the cold mountain plateau of Greenland down the steep mountainsides and out over the ocean, causing large waves. Space Business and Industry News at SpaceMart.com
  • This was the katabatic wind rolling down off the polar plateau, picking up speed from the slow gravitational forces that pulled it downwards over the vast expanses of ice.
  • The winds, called katabatic winds, form as air slides down from the high plateau of Antarctica's interior and funnels into small drainages near the coast. Top Headlines at CU Boulder
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