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(of a wind) caused by local upward motion of warm air.
- ‘Like sea and land breezes, anabatic and katabatic winds are induced thermally.’
- ‘The most convenient features for anabatic and katabatic streams are the concepts of mountain-valley breezes.’
- ‘In addition, you can have thermals combining with the anabatic flows up a slope for convergence.’
- ‘Land and sea breezes are far more noticeable in Australia than anabatic and katabatic winds.’
- ‘A katabatic wind is a wind that is blowing down a slope, and an anabatic wind blows up a slope.’
Early 20th century: from Greek anabatikos, from anabatēs a person who ascends, from anabainein walk up.
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