Foehn cloud

From Glossary of Meteorology



foehn cloud

Any cloudform associated with the foehn, usually referring to standing clouds of two types, orographic clouds and mountain wave clouds.

Orographic clouds may include crest clouds and the foehn wall. Wave clouds may consist of lenticular (including altocumulus standing lenticular, or ACSL) clouds, lee-wave clouds and cloud bands, and rotors.
See also Bishop wave, chinook arch, contessa di vento, Moazagotl.