Katabatic Wind

Science / Weather / Katabatic Wind: A wind that is created by air flowing downhill. When this air is warm, it may be called a foehn wind, and regionally it may be known as a Chinook or Santa Ana. When this air is cold or cool, it is called a drainage wind, and regionally it may be known as a mountain breeze or glacier wind. The opposite of an anabatic wind.

Other Words for Wind

Wind Noun Synonyms: turn, bend, twist, snake, worm, twine, zigzag, slew, swerve, loop, coil, curve, meander, ramble, veer
Wind Verb Synonyms: breeze, zephyr, puff, gust, breath, draught, light air, current (of air)
Wind Adjective Synonyms: puffery, bombast, rodomontade, bluster, boasting, braggadocio, vain speech, blather, (idle or empty) talk, fustian, nonsense, twaddle, humbug, babble, gibberish, gab, hot air, claptrap, hogwash, rot, hooey, boloney, (load of (old)) cobbl
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Drainage Wind

Science / Weather / Drainage Wind: A katabatic wind, it is caused by the cooling of air along the slopes of a mountain. MORE

Anabatic Wind

Science / Weather / Anabatic Wind: A wind that is created by air flowing uphill. Valley breezes, produced by local daytime heating, are an example of these winds. The opposite of a katabatic wind. MORE

Wind Shift

Science / Weather / Wind Shift: The term applied to a change in wind direction of 45 degrees or more, which takes place in less than 15 minutes. It may the result of a frontal passage, from katabatic winds, sea breezes, or thunderst MORE

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