TeachMeFinance.com - explain Orographic Lifting
Orographic Lifting The term 'Orographic Lifting' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' Same as Upslope Flow; occurs when air is forced to rise and cool due to terrain features such as hills or mountains. If the cooling is sufficient, water vapor condenses into clouds. Additional cooling results in rain or snow. It can cause extensive cloudiness and increased amounts of precipitation in higher terrain'.
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