crest cloud

crest cloud

[′krest ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A type of standing cloud which forms along a mountain ridge, either on the ridge, or slightly above and leeward of it, and remains in the same position relative to the ridge. Also known as cloud crest.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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