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WINDWARD AND LEEWARD SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN

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Tin Ruelan

on 1 December 2014

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Transcript of WINDWARD AND LEEWARD SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN

WINDWARD
THE AREA IN WHICH THE WIND BLOWS, ALSO IT IS THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN THAT RECEIVES MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION
LEEWARD
THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN THAT RECEIVES LESS AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION
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WINDWARD AND LEEWARD SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN
RAINSHADOW
THE DRY REGION ON THE LEEWARD SIDE
WHAT HAPPENS TO WATER VAPOR AS IT RISES OVER THE MOUNTAIN?
IT CONDENSES AND FORM CLOUDS
WHICH SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES LOW TEMPERATURE?
THE WINDWARD SIDE
WHICH SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES HIGH TEMPERATURE?
THE LEEWARD SIDE
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AIR BECOMES WARMER AND DRIER AS IT MOVES DOWN THE LEEWARD SIDE?
IT RISES UP THE ATMOSPHERE

WHAT DRY REGION FORMS AT THE BACK OF THE MOUNTAIN?
RAIN SHADOW
HOW DOES TOPOGRAPHY AFFECT CLIMATE?
MOIST WIND COMING FROM THE SEA FLOW UP THE MOUNTAIN. BECAUSE TEMPERATURE FALLS WITH ALTITUDE, WATER VAPOR EVENTUALLY CONDENSES AND THERE IS PRECIPITATION
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