01 May 2021

How mountains shape weather

Nice illustration using Mt. Fuji (no useful discussion at the via).  Wikipedia does have an entry on rain shadow.


  1. I live in Raleigh-Durham area, and the Appalachian mountain range keeps a TON of ugly midwestern and Gulf weather away from us.

  2. Nice photo! I suppose you could say, via erosion, that weather shapes mountains, too. :-)

  3. Fun factoid: there is a whole category of clouds caused by mountains and similar obstructions, called orographic clouds. The "UFO-shaped" lenticular clouds are among the more striking examples.


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