Glacier wind

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Term: Glacier wind
Definition: A shallow downslope wind above the surface of a glacier, caused by the temperature difference between the air in contact with the glacier and the free air at the same altitude. The glacier wind does not reverse diurnally like slope and along-valley wind systems.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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