What Is Orographic Rainfall?

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The term orographic rainfall is used to describe a type of rain that is formed when warm moist air rises as after being forced upwards by either a mountain or hill. Orographic rainfall is also known as relief rainfall.
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Orographic rainfall is when a parcel of air containing water vapour gets to a mountain, it is then forced upwards (the mountain blocking its way). As the parcel of air is forced upwards
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Basically, you have a large air mass, heavy with moisture, blowing a certain direction (usually west to east) then it runs into a physical barrier (a geographic barrier) like a sudden
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Orthographic rainfall is when a parcel of air containing water vapour gets to a mountain, it is then forced upwards (the mountain blocking its way). As the parcel of air is forced
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