Latest Orography Stories
Orographic precipitation, or rain and snow that falls when moist prevailing winds are forced upwards by mountain ridges, appears to have played a role in the formation of some Martian valleys.
University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) researchers have noticed an increased frequency of the eastern trade winds and a decrease in frequency of the north east trade winds over the last 40 years.
An international team of scientists and research groups released a study which suggests a strong correlation between summer rain storms and dry soil conditions. In short, summer rains are more likely over drier soils.
Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...