orographic cloud


noun

any cloud whose existence and form are largely controlled by the disturbed flow of air over and around mountains, as the banner cloud and crest cloud.

Nearby words

  1. orogen,
  2. orogenesis,
  3. orogenic,
  4. orogeny,
  5. orographic,
  6. orographic precipitation,
  7. orography,
  8. oroide,
  9. orolingual,
  10. orology

Origin of orographic cloud

First recorded in 1975–80

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