What about Earth’s oceans? Kelp can grow up to 35 meters (115 feet) tall, forming dense underwater forests that are important habitat and nurseries for other plants, marine mammals, and fish.
In the atmosphere, you might find katabatic winds moving down from mountains and hills into valleys and fjords. The phenomenon occurs, for example, over Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. Winds from high elevations are funneled down through the area’s narrow fjords. On August 3, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of fjords and glaciers in North Baffin Island’s Sirmilik National Park.
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NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Kathryn Hansen and Adam Voiland.
To the Inukitut-speaking peoples of the Canadian Arctic, northern Baffin Island is Sirmilik, “the place of the glaciers.” When Canada established the area as a National Park in 2001, they gave it the same name.