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A sudden violent gust of wind that can occur unpredictably along high-latitude, mountainous coastlines, particularly around the Aleutian Islands and the Straits of Magellan. Cold air from over the mountains, especially where there are glaciers, becomes heavier and heavier, and suddenly descends as a fierce katabatic gust.

M. V. Angel

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Maritime History.

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