katabatic wind

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Noun1.katabatic 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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Fernando, 2008: Quasi-steady katabatic winds over long slopes in wide valleys.
We raised sails on our kayaks, which helped us take full advantage of every favourable weather window, especially on the longer passages between headlands and across wide open bays that were vulnerable to katabatic winds that raced off the surrounding mountains.
The wind regularly drops in the evening after a breezy day because very light katabatic winds blow offshore at night and anabatic winds blow onshore in the day.
Holistic in approach in conception, the aerodynamic shape is designed to withstand the strong Katabatic winds and is built in concentric layers with the living, sleeping, kitchen, and laundry space around a central core that holds essential components.
Today a latent poetry echoes in the names we use to distinguish foehn winds from gravity airflows and Katabatic winds from the Khamsin.
Typical causes of death include crashing into each other or cliffs during heavy fog, being slammed into the ocean by Katabatic winds or, perhaps most grizzly of all, dying from a combination of heat stress and blood loss due to mosquito attacks.
Thanks to katabatic winds at Patriot Hills, our flights have been delayed, which gives me hope that my bags will get to me in time," he said.
Katabatic winds, created by variation in air-mass temperatures, are found in places like the upper Matanuska Valley and near Seward and Juneau.
These features include extensive loess deposits (now supporting the farming industry in large areas of the Mississippi basin) transported by ferocious katabatic winds that formed as air flowed off the cold surfaces of glaciers, river valleys carved by water surging from glacial lakes (Lake Agassiz, Lake Duluth, etc.
Glacier and katabatic winds characterized the meso-scale circulation between storm periods.