precipitation inversion

precipitation inversion

[prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən in‚vər·zhən]
(meteorology)
As found in some mountain areas, a decrease of precipitation with increasing elevation of ground above sea level. Also known as rainfall inversion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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