foehn air

foehn air

[′fān ‚er]
(meteorology)
The warm, dry air associated with foehn winds.
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The first is the sourcing of foehn air from higher, potentially warmer and dryer altitudes upwind of the mountain barrier due to the blocking of low-level flow by the mountain.
It reveals various features in the Lagrangian evolution of a foehn air parcel: upwind ascent on approaching the peninsula, leeside descent, a net drawdown of flow and/or diabatic warming, and moisture loss across the barrier.
In case A, isentropic drawdown is the dominant mechanism, consistent with having the highest source altitude for foehn air out of the three cases (evident for WI in Figs.