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orographic cloud

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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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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