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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Can you identify a mountain range in Eurasia in which the leeward side of that range is in the rain shadow?

To determine

The mountain range in Eurasia in which the leeward side of the given range is in the rain shadow.

Explanation

Orographic precipitation occurs when there are land barriers such as mountain ranges, hill regions, or escarpments. These barriers forcibly raise the air masses when the prevailing winds are in their direction. Thus, the air rises, cools by expansion, and then condenses...

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