Glacier Winds

Science / Weather / Glacier Winds: Air flow that descends from glaciers, occasionally at a high rate of speed. Caused by the temperature difference between the air in contact with the glacier and the air at the same altitude, it reaches maximum intensity in the early afternoon.

Storm Winds

Science / Weather / Storm Winds: On the Beaufort Wind Scale, a wind with speeds from 56 to 63 knots (64 to 72 miles per hour). MORE

Santa Ana Winds

Science / Weather / Santa Ana Winds: The hot, dry winds, generally from the east, that funnel through the Santa Ana river valley south of the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains in southern California, including the Los Angeles basin MORE

Straight-Line Winds

Science / Weather / Straight-Line Winds: Any surface wind that is not associated with rotation. An example is the first gust from a thunderstorm, as opposed to tornadic winds. MORE

Trade Winds

Science / Marine Biology / Trade Winds: Persistent winds at low latitudes in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, blowing toward the west and the equator MORE

Wasatch Winds

Science / Weather / Wasatch Winds: Strong winds blowing easterly out of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, sometimes reaching speeds greater than 75 miles per hour. MORE

Valley Glacier

Science / Geology / Valley Glacier: A glacier that is smaller than a continental glacier or an icecap, and which flows mainly along well-defined valleys, many with tributaries. MORE

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