Local winds

Local winds

The most important types of local winds are the sea-land breeze, the mountain-valley breeze as well as the downslope winds.

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Keywords

local winds, atmospheric circulation, wind, downslope winds, mistral, foehn wind, atmosphere, air pressure, temperature, precipitation, nature, geography

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Questions

  • Fill in the gaps! The ascending air mass causes precipitation and flows down the slope. It .......... meanwhile, because warmer air´s heat capacity is ..........
  • Fill in the gaps! Dry land warms up more quickly than the sea, causing the air pressure above it to .......... during the day. As a result, the wind blows in the direction of the ..........
  • During the day the air in the valley is warmer than on the slope causing the air to blow from the valley to the mountain. What is the reason for this?
  • The mistral is a cold, northern downslope wind in the South of France coming from the Central Mountains. Which local winds is it a type of?
  • Bora is a downslope wind blowing on the Adriatic Coast. Which local winds is it a type of?
  • The foehn is a downslope wind specific of the Alps. Which local winds is it a type of?

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