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lee depression

lee depression A non-frontal depression that develops on the lee side of an upland barrier across the airflow as a result of contraction leading to cyclonic curvature. Dynamic processes are responsible for the low-pressure system rather than wave development along a front. Such depressions are common, for example, in winter on the southern lee side of the Alps.

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lee depression

lee depression Non-frontal depression that develops on the lee side of an upland barrier across the airflow as a result of contraction leading to cyclonic curvature. Dynamic processes are responsible for the low-pressure system rather than wave development along a front. Such depressions are common, for example in winter on the southern lee side of the Alps.

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"lee depression." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved October 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/lee-depression