Definition of lee wave in English:

lee wave

Syllabification: lee wave

noun

  • A standing atmospheric wave generated on the sheltered side of a mountain by an air current passing over or around it, and often made visible by the formation of clouds.
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    • It is a localised lee wave so the air going across forms a little rounded peak.
    • Significant lee waves are observed over the central East coast of Greenland in mountains west of Scoresby Sund, the location of a 110-km deep fjord.
    • The image shows lee waves and streak clouds just north of Utopia Planitia during late summer at 6: 51 local time.

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