Definition of anabatic in US English:

anabatic

adjective

Meteorology
  • (of a wind) caused by local upward motion of warm air.

    Compare with katabatic
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The most convenient features for anabatic and katabatic streams are the concepts of mountain-valley breezes.’
    • ‘Like sea and land breezes, anabatic and katabatic winds are induced thermally.’
    • ‘A katabatic wind is a wind that is blowing down a slope, and an anabatic wind blows up a slope.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek anabatikos, from anabatēs ‘a person who ascends’, from anabainein ‘walk up’.

Pronunciation

anabatic

/ˌanəˈbadik//ˌænəˈbædɪk/