mountain breeze

mountain breeze

[′mau̇nt·ən ′brēz]
(meteorology)
A breeze that blows down a mountain slope due to the gravitational flow of cooled air. Also known as mountain wind.

mountain breeze

mountain breeze
Night katabatic wind is one form of mountain breeze.
A breeze in the valley in the later afternoons and at night. During this period, the valley walls cool quickly, cooling a layer of air next to the slope. This cold and more dense air moves downslope into the valley, causing the mountain breeze (gravity or drainage wind). The slopes cool at a rate faster than they heat up, so the mountain breeze may be stronger than the valley breeze, averaging 10 to 12 knots. Departing downslope will mean the airplane may be subject to the tailwind. This is more pronounced on clear nights. See also valley breeze.
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The mountain breeze had by this time possessed the stifling valleys and heated bars of the river in its strong, cold embraces; the equilibrium of Nature was restored, and a shadowy mist rose from the hollow.
Dessert |hotel Thousands of fir trees carpet the mountainsides, where butterflies dart between wild flowers and the climate flits from cool mountain breeze to comfortable warmth, easing muscles tired from baby lifting and carrying.
On the last day of our trip we made the cottage our base, reading, taking pictures and sitting out in the lawns under the mild sun, comforted by cool mountain breeze.
Mountain Breeze Court from Carowinds Circle to the end;
Invite an invigorating fall morning into your home, with notes that celebrate the natural landscape of majestic woodlands carried by a crisp mountain breeze.
Anyways, it took us four months to get up to scratch but what the hey - at least Outdoors will be fresh as a mountain breeze to us when we catch their Christmas show at Auntie Annie's on Thursday, December 22.
It is hard for anyone in Lebanon to enjoy the mountain breeze or the sound of the sea without seeing the region's files precede fresh fish at their table.
Walking through the lush Hacienda El Cafetal plantation with--coffee bushes among the towering cedar trees, enormous volcanic boulders scattered randomly and a cool mountain breeze in the air--it's hard to believe you're on a tiny, mostly are island in the Pacific Ocean.
Now, he has gone from class to mass, with a whole set of sculptural works drawn from common consumer goods: actual bottles of Cheer Dark and Purex Mountain Breeze, bursting out of--or being sucked into--explosive, vaporous clouds of three-dimensional neon tubing.
A STIFF mountain breeze blowing across the course at Holywell on Saturday made good scoring difficult for players in the bogey competition for the Bamford Trophy.
Brand names include Pifco, Salton, Carmen, Russell Hobbs, Tower, Hi-Tech, Mountain Breeze and Haden.