What is Orographic Lift?

24th April 2013 | Joel Gratz

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When wind hits a mountain, it is forced to rise. This rising motion helps the air cool and moisture condenses into snow. Orographic lift is the technical term for terrain forcing air to rise.  - ©OpenSnow.com

When wind hits a mountain, it is forced to rise. This rising motion helps the air cool and moisture condenses into snow. Orographic lift is the technical term for terrain forcing air to rise.
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When wind hits a mountain, it is forced to rise. This rising motion helps the air cool and moisture condenses into snow. Orographic lift is the technical term for terrain forcing air to rise.  - ©OpenSnow.com

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