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What is the shadow rain effect?
Glossary Term. Rain shadow effect. The region on the lee (sheltered) side of a mountain or mountain range where the precipitation is noticeably less than on the windward side, because the moisture-bearing air mass loses most of its moisture on the windward side before reaching the lee side.
Why does the warm air from the ocean cool when it comes into contact with the mountains?
As moist air moves over land and encounters mountains it rises, expands, and cools because of the declining pressure and temperature.
What causes rain shadow?
Rain shadow deserts are created when mountain ranges lie parallel to moist, coastal areas. Prevailing winds moving inland cool as air is forced to rise over the mountains. Carried moisture falls on slopes facing the winds. When the winds move over the crest and down the far side, they are very dry.
What is rain shadow area give two example?
One such example of a rain shadow region is Death valley. Rainshadow areas: Northern Karnataka, Osmanabad, Beed(Maharashtra), Solapur, Gilgit and Chitral, the Vidarbha plateau, and the eastern side of Kerala, Pakistan are all rainshadow areas.
What is a rain shadow area Class 7?
A rain shadow area is an area of dry land that lies on the leeward(or downwind) side of a mountain. High mountains act as barriers for cold or hot winds; they may also cause precipitation if they are high enough and lie in the path of rain-bearing winds. The leeward side of the mountains remains dry.
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