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wave clouds Clouds occurring in an airstream characterized by wave motion, usually after passing over a mountain barrier. Lenticular (lens-shaped) clouds and cloudlets appearing stationary in the crests of the waves are a characteristic sight in climates experienced on the lee side of mountain barriers, e.g. in eastern Scotland and Sweden.

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wave clouds

wave clouds Clouds occurring in an airstream affected by wave motion, usually after it has passed over a mountain barrier. Lenticular (lens-shaped) clouds and cloudlets appearing stationary in the crests of the waves are a characteristic sight in climates experienced on the lee side of mountain barriers.

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"wave clouds." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 22 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"wave clouds." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved November 22, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/wave-clouds-0