Crest cloud

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crest cloud

Also called cloud crest.) A type of standing cloud that forms along a mountain range, either on the ridge or slightly above and to the lee of it.

Its process of formation and maintenance is identical to that of the cap cloud.
Compare banner cloud;
see lenticularis.