Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Topographic Rain

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2496

Topographic rain occurs when a warm and humid air stream meets a topographical barrier of higher terrain and is forced to climb along the windward slope. The warm and humid air cools while ascending, which causes condensation and rainfall.

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