TeachMeFinance.com - explain Cold Air Damming (CAD)
Cold Air Damming (CAD) The term 'Cold Air Damming (CAD)' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' The phenomenon in which a low-level cold air mass is trapped topographically. Often, this cold air is entrenched on the east side of mountainous terrain. Cold Air Damming often implies that the trapped cold air mass is influencing the dynamics of the overlying air mass, e.g. in an overrunning scenario. Effects on the weather may include cold temperatures, freezing precipitation, and extensive cloud cover'.
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