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orographic

[¦ȯr·ə¦graf·ik]
(geology)
Pertaining to mountains, especially in regard to their location and distribution.

orographic

Anything that pertains to, or is caused by, mountains, as in orographic clouds, orographic lift, or orographic precipitation. See orographic clouds.
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Representation of the Kola Peninsula landforms in scientific orographic terminology
The highest ranked models within the first group were those that included only orographic variables (Table 1).
Kat Scanlon, a geological sciences graduate student at Brown, led the research and is well-acquainted with the orographic effect.
The orographic lifting probably played a role in the heavy snow you got in Central Massachusetts," AccuWeather.
2009) investigated rainfall distribution within the Amazon basin and reported that rainfall increases from the lowlands to the foothills of the eastern Andes owing to orographic uplift.
Peach's image of Mar 9 (Ls= 42[degrees], Figure 10) also shows the latter cloud less conspicuous than the Ascraeus Mons orographic.
On the other hand, islands with restricted elevation ranges lack orographic rainfall and, therefore, depend greatly on seasonal precipitation and weather events.
The northern two blocks are characterized by WNW-ESE trends, in continuation with the orographic trend of NW Himalayas, while the southern block has NNE-SSE structural trend, contrasting with the Himalayan trend but parallel to the western ophiolite belt, contiguous with the Chaman transform fault.
Because of the difficult orographic conditions of the slopes and the distances between the monitored spots, each periodical checking of all traps took 2 days.
Scott avoids the horizontal perspective of national boundaries and focuses instead on the orographic dimension of the region.
These districts can use this potential mainly during the warmer period of the year because of the difficult orographic conditions as well as a stricter climate and limited vegetation period.