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ATOC 1050 Chapter 16 Mountain Windstorms The Dynamics of a downslope Windstorm: Hydraulic Jump: The pattern taken by mountain air waves when there is an inversion above or a very stable layer. The inversion acts like a “lid” on this air moving upwards because it is very stable. Three Weather Patterns to Forecasting Chinooks:
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Unformatted text preview: 1. A stable layer upstream of the mountain a kilometer or two above the mountaintop. 2. A strong surface pressure gradient across the mountain. 3. The background flow at levels near mountaintop is typically strong and westerly....
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