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■ FIGURE 8.15 Precipitation caused by uplift of air crossing the Sierra Nevada range of California from west to east. The maximum precipitation occurs on the windward slope because air in the summit region is too cool to retain a large supply of moisture. Note the rain shadow on the downwind side that gives Reno a desert climate. Given the locations of the recording stations shown here, during what season does the maximum precipitation on the windward slope occur?

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ISBN: 9781133606536

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Chapter 8, Problem 15FQ, FIGURE 8.15 Precipitation caused by uplift of air crossing the Sierra Nevada range of California

FIGURE 8.15 Precipitation caused by uplift of air crossing the Sierra Nevada range of California from west to east. The maximum precipitation occurs on the windward slope because air in the summit region is too cool to retain a large supply of moisture. Note the rain shadow on the downwind side that gives Reno a desert climate.

Given the locations of the recording stations shown here, during what season does the maximum precipitation on the windward slope occur?

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