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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The relationship between [[topography]] and winds.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">There are two main mechanisms: 1) topographically modified flow, where existing synoptic-  scale winds are modulated or redirected by the presence of mountains or terrain features; and 2)  geographically generated flow, where solar heating and [[nocturnal cooling]] generate [[anabatic]] and  [[katabatic]] flows and mountain and valley circulations during conditions of weak [[synoptic]] winds.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The relationship between [[topography]] and winds.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">There are two main mechanisms: 1) topographically modified flow, where existing synoptic-  scale winds are modulated or redirected by the presence of mountains or terrain features; and 2)  geographically generated flow, where solar heating and [[nocturnal cooling]] generate [[anabatic]] and  [[katabatic wind|katabatic]] flows and mountain and valley circulations during conditions of weak [[synoptic]] winds.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:03, 25 April 2012



geographic effect on winds

The relationship between topography and winds.

There are two main mechanisms: 1) topographically modified flow, where existing synoptic- scale winds are modulated or redirected by the presence of mountains or terrain features; and 2) geographically generated flow, where solar heating and nocturnal cooling generate anabatic and katabatic flows and mountain and valley circulations during conditions of weak synoptic winds.


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