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Orographic Wind

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Category: Weather Weather
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Wind flow caused, affected, or influenced by mountains.


Orographic effects include both dynamic, in which mountains disturb or distort an existing approach flow, and thermodynamic, in which heating or cooling of mountain-slope surfaces generates flow.

Orographic winds may give rise to the Föhn Effect

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