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lee wave

noun

mountain wave

noun
1.
the wavelike effect, characterized by severe updrafts and downdrafts, that occurs when rapidly flowing air encounters the steep front of a mountain range.
Also called lee wave.
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lee wave

noun
1.
(meteorol) a stationary wave sometimes formed in an air stream on the leeward side of a hill or mountain range
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