orography

[aw-rog-ruh-fee, oh-rog-]
noun
the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains.
Also called orology [aw-rol-uh-jee, oh-rol-] .


Origin:
1840–50; oro-1 + -graphy

orographic [awr-uh-graf-ik, or-uh-] , orographical, adjective
orographically, adverb
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orography or orology (ɒˈrɒɡrəfɪ, ɒˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains
 
orology or orology
 
n
 
o'rographer or orology
 
n
 
o'rologist or orology
 
n
 
orographic or orology
 
adj
 
orological or orology
 
adj
 
oro'graphically or orology
 
adv
 
oro'logically or orology
 
adv

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Example sentences
Some of these fluctuations resulted from convergence of flow caused by the complex interaction of storms with orography.
It is an important advantage for this modeling study since steep orography tend to generate spurious oscillations.
Orography can affect the amount of snow that ultimately falls.
Considerable local variations in precipitation are imposed by orography and rain shadow effects.
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