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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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The term Chinook means “snow eater.” Can you offer an explanation for how this name came about?

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The explanation for the term snow eater that is used to denote chinook.

Explanation

Chinook-type winds are formed when the air passes over a mountain range. The winds flow down the leeward slope after crossing the mountains. As a result, the air is compressed and heated at a larger rate than it had cooled while it ascend from the windward side...

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