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M | N |
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- KATABATIC WIND
- A wind that is created by air flowing downhill. When this air is warm, it may be called a foehn wind, and regionally it may be known as a Chinook or Santa Ana. When this air is cold or cool, it is called a drainage wind, and regionally it may be known as a mountain breeze or glacier wind. The opposite of an anabatic wind.
- A front where the warm air descends the frontal surface (except in the low layers
of the atmosphere).
- KELVIN TEMPERATURE SCALE
- A temperature scale with the freezing point of -273 degrees K (Kelvin) and the boiling point of +273 degrees K. It is used primarily for scientific purposes. Also known as the Absolute Temperature Scale. Proposed in 1848 by William T. Kelvin, 1st Baron of Largs (1824-1907), Irish-born Scottish physicist and mathematician.
- K INDEX
- The measure of thunderstorm potential based on the vertical temperature lapse rate, the
moisture content of the lower atmosphere and the vertical extent of the moist layer.
- A nautical unit of speed equal to the velocity at which one nautical mile is traveled in one hour. Used primarily by marine interests and in weather observations. A knot is equivalent to 1.151 statute miles per hour or 1.852 kilometers per hour.
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