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Applied to the rain or cloud caused by the effects of mountains on air streams that cross them. Orographic cloud and rain are produced by the forced uplift of moist air and the consequent condensation when this is cooled to saturation point.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.

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