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orographic lifting [1 record]

Record 1 2010-10-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric, Climatic and Meteorological Phenomena
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Climatology
DEF

The lifting of air caused by its passage up and over mountains or other sloping terrain.

OBS

This lifting can create orographic clouds and precipitation.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phénomènes météorologiques, climatiques et atmosphériques
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
  • Climatologie
DEF

Ascendance forcée de l'air sur un relief montagneux.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Fenómenos meteorológicos, climáticos y atmosféricos
  • Física de la atmósfera
  • Climatología
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