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.

Windward [Side]

Science / Marine Biology / Windward [Side]: The side of an island that faces a persistent wind MORE

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

Leeward

Science / Marine Biology / Leeward: The side of an island opposite from the one facing a persistent wind MORE

Rain Shadow

Science / Weather / Rain Shadow: Also referred to as a precipitation shadow, it is the region on the lee side of a mountain or similar barrier where the precipitation is less than on the windward side. For example, the relatively dry MORE

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