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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Briefly describe how mountains influence local precipitation.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The way in which mountains affect local precipitation.

Introduction:

Mountains are elevated land masses or structures that get formed due to the folding of the land. While referring to the mountains, the term ‘altitude’ is used. They receive a high amount of precipitation either in the form of rain or snow.

Explanation

The low lying areas of the mountains are warm, which warm the surrounding air. The warm air becomes light and rises upwards. As they acquire a certain height, they undergo adiabatic cooling. Thus, they shed moisture on the windward side of the mountain...

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