Glacier Wind

glacier wind

[′glā·shər ‚wind]
(meteorology)
A shallow gravity wind along the icy surface of a glacier, caused by the temperature difference between the air in contact with the glacier and free air at the same altitude.

Glacier Wind

 

a wind blowing over a glacier and moving in the direction of the glacier’s flow. The wind is caused by the cooling of air by the ice surface and is observed over many large glaciers. It assumes the character of run-off winds over the glacier plateaus of Antarctica and Greenland.

References in periodicals archive ?
NaturEner currently owns and operates the 210MW Glacier wind project in Montana and expects to begin construction of the new Rim Rock wind project, an up to 300MW facility also located in Montana, in 2011.
Bright spots for the state include the continued investment in "green" technologies including the launching of the NaturEner's Glacier Wind Project, a 71-turbine wind farm, and the opening of research plant AE Biofuels in Butte.