lee side

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lee side

The side of a mountain or an island away from the direction from which wind is blowing. On the water, from the observer's viewpoint, the lee is the direction to which the wind is blowing. Also called the leeward (pronounced “loo-ard”) side.
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We measured water salinity and temperature on windward and leeward sides of Peter Douglas, Spruce, and Wee Wee Cays, and at one protected and one exposed site within Twin Cays [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
Three clod cards were placed at each windward and leeward location on Wee Wee and Spruce cays in January 1992.
When windward and leeward sites were considered separately, the highest overall [Delta]RI was observed between seasons at windward sites.
The balance between the degree of protection from wind and waves, the amount of rainfall and sedimentation, and the availability of shallow shelf influences the extent of reef development in windward and leeward areas.
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Additional watches will likely be issued later on Sunday for portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands.