Fog wind

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fog wind

(Also called nebelwind.) The humid east wind that crosses the divide of the Andes east of Lake Titicaca and descends on the west in violent squalls; probably the same as puelche.

Owing to the adiabatic heating of the descending air, the clouds rapidly disintegrate, leaving a sharply defined cloud wall, similar to the foehn wall.

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