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-A wave in the '''[[atmosphere]]''' caused by a barrier, such as a '''[[mountain]]'''. Sometimes it is marked by lenticular '''[[clouds]]''' to the lee side of mountain barriers. May be called a standing wave or a lee wave.+[[Image:Mountain Wave.jpg|A [[Mountain Wave]] in the '''[[atmosphere]]''' caused by a barrier, such as a '''[[mountain]]'''. Sometimes it is marked by lenticular '''[[clouds]]''' to the lee side of mountain barriers. May be called a standing wave or a lee wave.|thumb|400px]]
-They are periodic changes of '''[[atmospheric pressure]]''', '''[[temperature]]''' and orthometric '''[[height]]''' in a current of air caused by vertical displacement, for example orographic lift when the '''[[wind]]''' blows over a '''[[mountain]]''' or mountain range. They can also be caused by the surface wind blowing over an escarpment or plateau, or even by upper winds deflected over a thermal updraft or cloud street. 
-----+A [[Mountain Wave]] in the '''[[atmosphere]]''' caused by a barrier, such as a '''[[mountain]]'''. Sometimes it is marked by lenticular '''[[clouds]]''' to the lee side of mountain barriers. May be called a standing wave or a lee wave.
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 +They are periodic changes of '''[[atmospheric pressure]]''', '''[[temperature]]''' and orthometric '''[[height]]''' in a current of air caused by vertical displacement, for example orographic lift when the '''[[wind]]''' blows over a '''[[mountain]]''' or '''[[mountain range]]'''.
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 +They can also be caused by the surface wind blowing over an '''[[escarpment]]''' or '''[[plateau]]''', or even by upper winds deflected over a thermal updraft or cloud street.
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 +== '''Also see''' ==
 +*'''[[Snow Cornice]]'''
 +*'''[[Snow drift]]'''
 +*'''[[Prevailing Wind]]'''
 +*'''[[Landform]]'''
 +== '''Reference''' ==
-Reference 
*Wikipedia ''Lee wave'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_wave] *Wikipedia ''Lee wave'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_wave]
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-Return to '''[[Snow and Weather Glossary]], [[Working with Snow]], [[Freestyle Skiing]]'''+Return to '''[[Mountain]], [[Mountain Glossary]], [[Snow and Weather Glossary]], [[Working with Snow]], [[Freestyle Skiing]]'''
-[[Category:Freestyle Glossary]][[Category:Working with Snow and the Weather]][[Category:Weather]][[Category:Snow]][[Category:Freestyle Course Preparation]]+[[Category:Freestyle Glossary]]
 +[[Category:Working with Snow and the Weather]][[Category:Weather]][[Category:Snow]][[Category:Freestyle Course Preparation]]
 +[[Category:Mountains]]

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A Mountain Wave in the atmosphere caused by a barrier, such as a mountain. Sometimes it is marked by lenticular clouds to the lee side of mountain barriers. May be called a standing wave or a lee wave.
A Mountain Wave in the atmosphere caused by a barrier, such as a mountain. Sometimes it is marked by lenticular clouds to the lee side of mountain barriers. May be called a standing wave or a lee wave.


A Mountain Wave in the atmosphere caused by a barrier, such as a mountain. Sometimes it is marked by lenticular clouds to the lee side of mountain barriers. May be called a standing wave or a lee wave.

They are periodic changes of atmospheric pressure, temperature and orthometric height in a current of air caused by vertical displacement, for example orographic lift when the wind blows over a mountain or mountain range.

They can also be caused by the surface wind blowing over an escarpment or plateau, or even by upper winds deflected over a thermal updraft or cloud street.


[edit] Also see

[edit] Reference

  • Wikipedia Lee wave [1]

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