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föhn

[fān]
(meteorology)
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I steeled myself for a fight, set aside my fork and looked at fohn, expecting the worst.
Fohn, Foen or Foehn: dehydrated air that descends on the leeward side of mountains, they can raise temperatures very fast, as much as 54 degrees F in a few hours.
This fohn phenomenon occurs in many parts of the world.
Fohn (1935), who used paraffin sections to study glands of Citrus medica L.
Even nature is strange: "The Fohn is dangerous, sweet and dangerous.
Experts say the heatwave is due to the Fohn wind sweeping in from Bermuda ...
Other terrain induced moderations of air flow include associated local katabatic-anabatic wind reversals up and down high mountain slopes (such as those of Mount Giluwe, east of the Mendi valley), and to some extent fohn winds produced when large-scale air flows force air up across mountain ranges in short periods of time, the air cooling on its ascent of the windward side, causing some precipitation, and warming as it descends the other, giving a dry wind (see McAlpine et al.
Over the years, Gladstone carefully read at least four biographical studies of Palmerston: Le Comte de Ficquelmont, Lord Palmerston, L 'Angleterre et Le Continent (1852); Henry Lytton Bulwer, Life of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston (1870-1874); Evelyn Ashley, Life of Henry fohn Temple, Viscount Palmerston, 1846-1865 (1876); and John Douglas Campbell, the Marquis of Lorne, Viscount Palmerston (1892).
Flamant, C., and Coauthors, 2002: Gap flow in an Alpine valley during a shallow south fohn event: Observations, numerical simulations and hydraulic analog.
"Soane as a Collector." In Peter Thornton and Helen Dorey, A Miscellany of Objects from Sir fohn Soane's Museum.