Leeward

Science / Weather / Leeward: The side of an object or obstacle, such as a ship's sail, a mountain, or a hill, furthest away from the wind, and therefore, protected from the direct force of the wind. The opposite of windward.

Upwind

Science / Weather / Upwind: The direction from which the wind is blowing. Also the windward side of an object. The opposite of the downwind or leeward side. MORE

Windward

Science / Weather / Windward: The direction from which the wind is blowing. Also the upwind side of an object. The opposite of the downwind or leeward side. MORE

Lenticular Cloud

Science / Weather / Lenticular Cloud: A cloud species which has elements resembling smooth lenses or almonds and more or less isolated. These clouds are caused by a wave wind pattern created by the mountains. They are also indicative of d MORE

Orographic Lifting

Science / Weather / Orographic Lifting: Where the flow of air is forced up and over barriers such as highlands or mountains. Moist air being forced aloft begins to cool, consequently condensation forms, and rain or snow begins to fall. By t MORE

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