lee waves

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lee waves

waves on the sheltered side, away from the wind, of an obstruction; a meteorological wind phenomenon thought to play a part in abnormal down-wind transmission of foot-and-mouth disease.
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Mountain wave turbulence is caused by gravity waves and interaction with strong winds across terrain.
For a brief period in August and September every year, the weather in the Andes Mountains near El Calafate is suitable to generate these stratospheric mountain waves.
While I enjoyed the tail-wind, I did not enjoy the mountain wave it generated.
Following Poulos et al (2000), this value leads to a situation where the downslope phase of the mountain wave couples with the katabatic flow, enhancing its speed.
A walkway between Bear Mountain Fire Tower and the 25,000-square-foot Mountain Waves wave pool will connect the two areas, providing guests with convenient access to the new attraction.
I have never heard anyone report airspeed changes due to mountain waves.
Her areas of specialty include forensic meteorology, aviation meteorology, mountain weather, mesoscale atmospheric modeling, cloud and ice physics, education, and stratospheric mountain waves.
The Perlan 2 glider is a pressurized sailplane designed to ride updrafts called mountain waves that, in certain regions near the north and south poles, can reach into the stratosphere.
As a result of the incident the NTSB issued 14 recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding mountain waves, wind dissemination to flight crews, runways selection, pilot training and crashworthiness.
Mountain waves can continue for up to a couple hundred miles downwind from the original disturbance and can obviously be severe enough to make it nearly impossible to maintain altitude.
Perlan 2 relies on mountain waves updrafts generated by winds crossing mountain ranges to carry it aloft.
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