anabatic wind


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Related to anabatic wind: catabatic wind, katabatic wind

anabatic wind

[¦an·ə¦bad·ik ′wind]
(meteorology)
An upslope wind; usually applied only when the wind is blowing up a hill or mountain as the result of a local surface heating, and apart from the effects of the larger-scale circulation.

anabatic wind

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Anabatic wind.
A local wind that flows up the side of the valleys resulting from increased heating along the valley walls. Often anabatic wind results in cumulus clouds along the ridges on either side of the valley. These winds are the opposite of katabatic winds. Anabatic winds are typically daytime winds during summer. Also referred to as valley breeze.