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What is the Foehn effect?

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The Foehn effect is a phenomenon that occurs in the mountains.

Wind encounters an obstacle and rises. As it gains altitude, the air cools and then condenses approximately 0.5° every 100m. Then there is cloud formation

Clouds accumulate and often give precipitation. Rain or snow. The amount of water present in the cloud decreases, the heat is released, and the air descends on the other side of the mountain. It dries up and heats up, It is compressed by higher and higher atmospheric pressure.

The air temperature increases by 1° every 100m. The air mass has completely changed in appearance. Initially, the air was cool and humid, on the other side of the mountain the air is hot and dry. The difference may be 5-6° on the other side of the mountain. So the weather is much kinder.

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