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The opposite of the downwind or leeward side. The opposite of the downwind or leeward side.
-[[Image:Figure-13-03.jpg|thumb|300px|1.Prevailing Wind 2.'''[[Rain shadow]]''' 3. Windward side 4. Leeward 5. Desert ]]+[[Image:Figure-13-03.jpg|thumb|300px|1.Prevailing Wind 2.'''[[Rain shadow]]''' 3. Windward side 4. Leeward 5. Desert]]
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*Wikipedia ''Windward'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windward] *Wikipedia ''Windward'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windward]

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Rain shadow is a dry area on the mountainside facing away from the direction of the wind. The mountains block the passage of rain-producing weather systems, casting a "shadow" of dryness behind them.
Rain shadow is a dry area on the mountainside facing away from the direction of the wind. The mountains block the passage of rain-producing weather systems, casting a "shadow" of dryness behind them.

There is immense variation in the nature of mountain environments despite their common basic physical conditions of elevation and slope.

The direction from which the wind is blowing. Also the upwind side of an object.

The opposite of the downwind or leeward side.

1.Prevailing Wind 2.Rain shadow 3. Windward side 4. Leeward 5. Desert
1.Prevailing Wind 2.Rain shadow 3. Windward side 4. Leeward 5. Desert


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  • Wikipedia Windward [1]

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