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- adj. Of or pertaining to the physical features of mountains, or to orography
- adj. Of or pertaining to the effects of mountains on weather
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to orography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to orography.
From high above, you can see it moving right through Jamaica, places like Blue Mountain, right near Kingston, has an elevation around 6,000 feet with that of a storm with this magnitude, you have over what we refer to as orographic lift.
You know, in the high elevations, Betty, you mentioned moments ago that mudslides, when you have the heavy rainfall in areas like, say, parts of Cuba, especially the eastern half, you're going to have what they refer to as orographic lift.
And you get a little bit of what we call orographic lift once that moves over the land.
What occurs is -- let's enlarge this -- we have something we refer to as orographic lift, which basically is in the most rudimentary sense, it's like getting a sponge and squeezing all the moisture out of it.
They are scientifically referred to as orographic formations from the Greek "oros," meaning "mountain."
As it piles up in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Carolinas, especially the highest elevations, we're going have a process that we weather geeks refer to as orographic lift, where you have that moisture that goes up the mountainsides and the colder air aloft causes it to enhance that rainfall.
So-called "orographic lifting" of this moistened flow by the terrain only adds to the snow totals.
The cool air is less able to hold moisture, which is then released as capacities of the former and the 8 Freshwater Under Threat: South Asia precipitation, a process known as orographic precipitation. as high as 49.8 per cent in Bangladesh, to 30.9 per cent in Nepal, 26.1 per cent in India, and 25.3 per cent in Bhutan
Air circulation from this winter storm will slam clouds into the mountains and cause heavier "orographic" rain (precipitation influenced by the mass of the mountains).
In this scenario -- "orographic" lift or the perpendicular airflow over places like the Santa Cruz mountains will likely mean rainfall totals approaching 5 "-6" if not more in some locations.