A mountain or mountain range that blocks rain clouds just as an object might block sunlight to form a shadow. Areas in the shadow are more dry as a result.
A region on the downwind side of a mountain range that receives less rain because of the mountains.
The region on the leeside of a mountain where the precipitation is noticeably less than one on the windward side.
An area of low rainfall on the leeward slope of a mountain range.
Area of low average rainfall such as the region behind a mountain range.
an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it
an area of reduced rainfall on the far side of the mountains, for example Eastern England
an area on one side of a mountain that receives little precipitation
Landform. As moist air pushes up over a mountain range, the air cools, the moisture condenses into clouds, and it may rain. As the air passes over the mountain range and descends the other side, the air warms and dries, reducing the chance of rain on the downhill side. The area where it doesn't rain is the rain shadow.
Mountain ranges cause moisture laden air masses to drop their rain and snow as they climb over the mountains. As the air descends, it warms and picks up moisture, dropping very little. This is known as a rain shadow. It is an abiotic factor.
Areas of the leeward side of a mountain or mountain range which often receive much less rain than the windward side.
A region of low precipitation on the leeward side of a mountain range.
the dry region on the leeward (wind-sheltered) side of a mountain range, where rainfall is noticeably less than on the windward (wind-facing) side.
A dry region on the lee side of a mountain or mountain range. A rain shadow occurs because much of the moisture in an air mass is removed in the form of precipitation on the windward side of the mountain, as the air mass moves up and over the mountain. Because the air is then drier, precipitation on the lee side is noticeably less. Albuquerque is on the lee side of the Sandia Mountains.
area sheltered from prevailing winds and rain by adjacent high ground or mountains and hence an area of low rainfall
n. The dry region on the leeward side of a mountain range, where rainfall is noticeably less than on the windward side. For example, the White Mountains in east central California are in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada.
Dry area on the downwind side of a mountain.
A region of sharply reduced precipitation on the lee side of an orographic barrier, as compared with regions upwind of the barrier. Slopes facing windward with respect to prevailing or seasonal moisture-bearing flows typically experience heavy orographic precipitation. To the lee of the barrier, however, the sinking air warms, dries, and becomes more stable, suppressing precipitation. Two dramatic and often-cited examples are the Ghat Mountains of western India, which receive annually more than 600 cm of rainfall at locations on their western slopes but 60 cm or less on their eastern slopes, and the island of Hawaii, where up to 450 cm of rain falls on the slopes facing the northeast trade winds, but less than 100 cm falls at locations on the lee side of the island. A good example of rain shadow in the United States is the region east of the Sierra Nevadas; there the prevailing westerly winds deposit most of their moisture on the western slopes of the range, whereas to the east lies the Great Basin desert.
The inland side of a mountain range, which is arid because the mountains block rain clouds from reaching the area.
An area of decreased rainfall on the lee side of a hill or mountain.
The region on the leeside of a mountain where the precipitation is noticeable less than on the windward side. The occurs on the eastern sides of both the Olympic and the Cascade Mountain Ranges.
Also referred to as a precipitation shadow, it is the region on the lee side of a mountain or similar barrier where the precipitation is less than on the windward side.
For the television series see Rain Shadow.
Rain Shadow is an Australian television drama series which is scheduled to screen in 2007 on the ABC. It is a six-part series produced by Southern Star.