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orographic cloud

any cloud whose existence and form are largely controlled by the disturbed flow of air over and around mountains, as the banner cloud and crest cloud.
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1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The data show the presence of intense turbulence in the boundary-layer orographic cloud.
  • Spatial variation of potential evapotranspiration, however, is linked primarily to orographic cloud cover.

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