March 7, 2007

11 Famous Winds

Today on Interesting Thing of the Day I wrote about the Chinook winds of the Western US and Canada. There are many other famous winds around the world; below are a few of the best-known ones. If I haven’t included your favorite, feel free to add it in the comments section.

6 Responses to “11 Famous Winds”

  1. Marv Skinner said:

    Question for you, What is the “Catabatic Wind” and where dose it occer and what is the source?

  2. supervirginia.info » said:

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  3. Gerry said:

    Marv, a quick google search reveals some interesting starting points, like … - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/catabatic - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katabatic_wind (I couldn’t check this link – is blocked for China by some maniacs!) - http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1274.html - http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/WeatherSat.html

  4. Jenny said:

    The folks in Cape Town look forward to the wind known as the Cape Doctor to clear out the polluted air that gathers whenever the wind goes calm, which isn’t very often.

  5. Damien said:

    In Sydney we get “southerly busters” from the South West and “Black nor’easters” from the North East. Both strong storm front winds.

  6. Matt said:

    Australia has the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ in Perth, Western Australia.

    According to the CIA Factbook:

    “The invigorating sea breeze known as the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ affects the city of Perth on the west coast, and is one of the most consistent winds in the world”.