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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The piling up, or complete [[blocking]], of cold air approaching the slopes of a mountain barrier.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">This produces high pressure along the [[windward]] slopes and, when it persists for more than several hours, can also produce a [[barrier jet]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">[''Also called'' cold-air damming (CAD).] The piling up, or complete [[blocking]], of cold air approaching the slopes of a mountain barrier.</div><div class="paragraph">This produces high pressure along the windward slopes and, when it persists for more than several hours, can also produce a [[barrier jet]].</div>  
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<p>Rackley, J. A., and J. A. Knox, 2016: A climatology of southern Appalachian cold-air damming. ''Wea. Forecasting'', '''31''', 419–432, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-15-0049.1.</p>
 
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<p>''Term updated 4 May 2017.''</p>
  
 
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damming

[Also called cold-air damming (CAD).] The piling up, or complete blocking, of cold air approaching the slopes of a mountain barrier.
This produces high pressure along the windward slopes and, when it persists for more than several hours, can also produce a barrier jet.

Rackley, J. A., and J. A. Knox, 2016: A climatology of southern Appalachian cold-air damming. Wea. Forecasting, 31, 419–432, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-15-0049.1.

Term updated 4 May 2017.


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