adjective or adverb
up·​slope | \ ˈəp-ˈslōp How to pronounce upslope (audio) \

Definition of upslope

: being or moving to or toward the top of a slope : uphill upslope winds

Examples of upslope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fire officials ordered evacuations for people in the areas between both highways as the fire continued to burn upslope, according to a map shared by local officials. Jonah Valdezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 Fennessy said the fire started quickly and moved upslope over steep terrain, proving a challenge for hand crews to access. Bymelissa Gaffney, ABC News, 11 May 2022 As a second disturbance passes through the Northeast on Sunday, more snow showers are possible downwind of the Great Lakes and on the westward facing slopes (upslope areas) of the Appalachians. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2022 The conversation about Telluride starts with the ski resort of the same name, which drops 4,000 vertical feet across 2,000 acres just upslope of downtown (a gondola connects the town center with the resort’s mountain village). Graham Averill, Outside Online, 6 Jan. 2022 Seeking higher altitudes with more favorable reproductive conditions, conifers are creeping upslope. Robin Estrin, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 Of the 15 ecological regions researchers studied, the Sierra Nevada was among three that saw the greatest upslope advances, along with the southern and middle Rockies. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 Strong upslope flow out of the east at up to 45 knots. Marshall Shepherd, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 The inmate crew cleared the area before the drop except for four firefighters and their captain who were upslope from the target tree, according to the report. Sarah Ravani,, 12 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of upslope

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Upslope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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