Wind, Slope

Slope winds are local diurnal winds present on all sloping surfaces. They flow upslope during the day, as the result of surface heating, and downslope at night because of surface cooling. Slope winds are produced by the local pressure gradient caused by the difference in temperature between air near the slope and air at the same elevation away from the slope.

Source: MetEd. 2011. MetEd Education and Training pages. Accessed 23 November 2011.