banner cloud

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banner cloud A motionless, flag-like cloud, commonly of lenticular (lens-like) shape, forming to the lee (eddy zone) side of a hill or mountain peak. The cloud extends downwind in a strong current of humid air. Many distinctive mountain peaks (e.g. the Matterhorn and Table Mountain) are associated with a characteristic banner cloud. See also lee wave.

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banner cloud Motionless, flag-like cloud, commonly of lenticular (lens-like) shape, forming to the lee (eddy zone) side of a hill or mountain peak. The cloud extends downwind in a strong current of humid air. Many distinctive mountain peaks (e.g. the Matterhorn and Table Mountain) are associated with a characteristic banner cloud. See also LEE WAVE.