Moazagotl

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Moazagotl

A stationary bank of cirriform cloud marking the upper portion of the system of lenticular clouds formed in the lee wave produced by flow across the Sudeten Mountains in southeastern Germany; a type of foehn cloud.

The Moazagotl reaches its maximum development in the colder months, but especially in the autumn. It usually occurs when the air is conditionally unstable and wind speeds exceed certain critical values.
Compare Bishop wave, chinook arch.

Hewson, E. W., and R. W. Longley 1951. Meteorology, Theoretical and Applied. 449–450.

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