orographic precipitation

   Precipitation due to mechanical lifting of air over a ground relief [16].

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  • orographic precipitation — precipitation caused by the lifting of moist air over a mountain barrier. [1965 70] * * * ▪ meteorology       rain, snow, or other precipitation produced when moist air is lifted as it moves over a mountain range. As the air rises and cools,… …   Universalium

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  • orographic — Anything that pertains to, or is caused by, mountains, as in orographic clouds, orographic lift, or orographic precipitation. See orographic clouds …   Aviation dictionary

  • Orographic lift — A gravity wave cloud pattern analogous to a ship wake in the downwind zone behind the Île Amsterdam, in the far southern Indian Ocean. The island generates wave motion in the wind passing over it, creating regularly spaced orographic clouds. The… …   Wikipedia

  • orographic clouds — Clouds formed as a result of orography, or terrestrial relief. If a mass of moist air moves against a hill, it will rise and cool. Clouds will form if in this process the condensation level is reached and precipitation can occur. If precipitation …   Aviation dictionary

  • Monsoon of Indian subcontinent — Indian subcontinent with flags of individual countries A Monsoon of the Indian subcontinent is among the several geographically distributed observations of the global monsoons. In the subcontinent, it is one of oldest weather observations, an… …   Wikipedia

  • Orography — (from the Greek όρος, hill, γραφία, to write) is the study of the formation and relief of mountains,[1] and can more broadly include hills, and any part of a region s elevated terrain.[2] Orography (also known as oreography, orology or oreology)… …   Wikipedia

  • climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …   Universalium

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