Definition of Chinook wind
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Chinook wind Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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n : a warm dry wind blowing down the e slopes of the rockies [syn: chinook, snow eater]
1. a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
(synonym) chinook, snow eater
(hypernym) wind, air current, current of air
Chinook wind Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
The warm dry wind which descends downslope on the lee side of a mountain range. It is warm from the compressional heating of the air as it sinks, and it is dry because the air retains the low moisture properties of the higher altitude source region. The Rocky Mountains' chinook wind, Los Angeles basin's Santa Ana wind, and the Swiss Alps' foehn wind are all different names for a wind with the same characteristics. The Native Americans living on the eastern side of the Rockies referred to the wind as the "snow eater." The chinook wind has been known to increase the air temperature by 34° F in 7 minutes and melt 5 feet of snow in as little as 12 hours.
Chinook wind Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Chinook winds , or simply chinooks, are foehn winds in the interior West of North America, where the Canadian Prairies and Great Plains meet various mountain ranges, although the original usage is in reference to wet, warm coastal winds in the Pacific Northwest.
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