catabatic wind


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Noun1.catabatic wind - a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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Epic scenes of the flightless birds battling against the elements, the freezing 100mph catabatic winds forcing them to huddle together for warmth, take the breath away.
The director and cameramen ventured to Antarctica, braving blizzards and freezing 100mph catabatic winds to photograph these remarkable birds in their natural environment as they travel to their breeding ground and seek the perfect partner.