Word of the day

14/10/2020

Katabatic – (of a wind) caused by local downward motion of cool air; (of winds) blowing downhill through having become denser with cooling , especially at night; relating to or being a wind produced by the flow of cold dense air down a slope (as of a mountain or glacier) in an area subject to radiational cooling; a drainage wind, a wind that carries high-density air from a higher elevation down a slope under the force of gravity.


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