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-A katabatic wind, it is formed at night by the radiational cooling along mountainsides. As the slopes become colder than the surrounding '''[[atmosphere]]''', the lower levels of air cool and drain to the lowest point of the terrain. It may reach several hundred feet / meters in depth, and extreme cases, attain speeds of 50 knots or greater. It blows in the opposite direction of a valley breeze.+A katabatic wind, it is formed at night by the radiational cooling along mountainsides.
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 +As the slopes become colder than the surrounding '''[[atmosphere]]''', the lower levels of air cool and drain to the lowest point of the terrain. It may reach several hundred feet / meters in depth, and extreme cases, attain speeds of 50 knots or greater.
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 +It blows in the opposite direction of a valley breeze.
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 +== '''Examples:''' ==
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 +*1. CANDANCHU TIMELAPSES by Adolfo [http://vimeo.com/3433311]
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 +== '''Reference''' ==
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*Wikipedia ''Mountain breeze'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_breeze_and_valley_breeze] *Wikipedia ''Mountain breeze'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_breeze_and_valley_breeze]
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-Examples: 
-*1. CANDANCHU TIMELAPSES by Adolfo [http://vimeo.com/3433311] 
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A katabatic wind, it is formed at night by the radiational cooling along mountainsides.

As the slopes become colder than the surrounding atmosphere, the lower levels of air cool and drain to the lowest point of the terrain. It may reach several hundred feet / meters in depth, and extreme cases, attain speeds of 50 knots or greater.

It blows in the opposite direction of a valley breeze.


[edit] Examples:

  • 1. CANDANCHU TIMELAPSES by Adolfo [1]

[edit] Reference

  • Wikipedia Mountain breeze [2]

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