Term: Frost hollow Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
Contributed by GCW Glossary


Definition: A local bowl-shaped region or depression in the surface in which, in suitable conditions, cold air accumulates during the night as the result of cold air drainage called katabatic wind. Such regions are subject to a greater incidence of frost, and to more severe frosts, than are the surrounding areas of nonconcave shape. (Also known as frost pocket in agricultural/gardening)  AMSglossary