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Anabatic winds are created in a valley when cool air reaches a warmed surface, and the warmed lighter air then rises upslope.


Of or relating to rising wind currents.

[Greek anabatikos, skilled in mounting, from anabainein, to rise; see anabaena.]
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(Physical Geography) meteorol (of air currents) rising upwards, esp up slopes. Compare katabatic
[C19: from Greek anabatikos relating to ascents, from anabainein to go up; see anabasis]
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(ˌæn əˈbæt ɪk)

(of a wind or air current) moving upward. Compare katabatic.
[1805–15; < Greek anabatikós pertaining to climbing =anaba-, s. of anabaín(ein) to go up + -tikos -tic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anabatic - of an air current or windanabatic - of an air current or wind; rising especially up a slope; "an anabatic wind"
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
catabatic, katabatic - of an air current or wind; moving downward or down a slope because of cooling especially at night
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References in periodicals archive ?
The former includes upslope (anabatic) and downslope (katabatic) winds driven by buoyancy forces and upvalley and downvalley winds driven by temperature (and hence local pressure) gradients along the valley axis (Whiteman 1990).
In oxazolone-induced contact dermatitis, C5aR2 knockout (KO) mice exhibited anabatic allergic sensitivity, increased neutrophil infiltration, and inflammatory mediators production (e.g., CXCL1/2, IFN[gamma], and IL-17A; both in vivo and ex vivo in lymph node cells) compared to those of WT mice, which was completely reversed following anti-C5aR1 mAb administration.
The kata--then anabatic trajectory of homecoming demands resurgence (in the etymological sense of "rearising") after the infernal suffering that Davis, Bonifazi, and Silva and Lopondo have discussed.
In contrast, the pressure gradients in the coastal plain are weak; hence, the major driver for wind is the combined influence of the sea breeze and the anabatic winds at the western escarpment of the Andes, the extended sea breeze (Takahashi [1]).
Since there is a notable pressure differential between the eastern half and the western half, the dominant air movement was from east to west, leading to so-called anabatic compression, also contributing to rise the daytime temperatures in the west.
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.
Wineries' Pinot Noirs that we tasted were Anaba (named for an uphill-flowing anabatic wind), Buena Vista, Donum, Gloria Ferrer, and Schug Carneros.
In the 90s, Toranfield (1991) and Second Schedual (1994) came second, and Anabatic was fourth in 1996, while Feathered Leader was third in 2000.
Examples of specific topics covered include aircraft electrification, airmass, anabatic wind, boundary layer, convection, Dansgaard-Oeschger event, Dobson spectrophotometer, gradient wind, katabatic wind, meteorology, noble gases, pollution control, temperature scales, waterspout, and Venturi effect.
Woods was acting on behalf of John Hussey for the relation of Fortria Chase winner and Kerry National runner-up Anabatic.