Katabatic



[kat-uh-bat-ik] /ˌkæt əˈbæt ɪk/

adjective, Meteorology.
1.
(of a wind or air current) moving downward or down a slope.
Compare (def 1).
/ˌkætəˈbætɪk/
adjective
1.
(of winds) blowing downhill through having become denser with cooling, esp at night when heat is lost from the earth’s surface Compare anabatic
katabatic
(kāt’ə-bāt’ĭk)
Relating to wind currents that blow down a gradient, especially down the slopes of a mountain or glacier. When air comes in contact with the cool surface of a glacier or the upper regions of a mountain or slope, the air cools, becomes dense, and blows downward. Katabatic winds are usually cool and are especially common at night in polar regions. Compare anabatic.

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