Fohn



[feyn; German fœn] /feɪn; German fœn/

noun, Meteorology.
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[feyn; German fœn] /feɪn; German fœn/
noun
1.
a warm, dry wind descending a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
/fɜːn; German føːn/
noun
1.
(meteorol) a variant spelling of föhn
/fɜːn; German føːn/
noun
1.
a warm dry wind blowing down the northern slopes of the Alps. It originates as moist air blowing from the Mediterranean, rising on reaching the Alps and cooling at the saturated adiabatic lapse rate, and descending on the leeward side, warming at the dry adiabatic lapse rate, thus gaining heat See also lapse rate
foehn also föhn
(fɶn, fān)
A warm, dry, and often strong wind coming off the lee slopes of a mountain range, especially off the northern slopes of the Alps. A foehn is a katabatic wind that warms as it descends because it has dropped its moisture before crossing the mountain range and is put under greater atmospheric pressure as it moves downward. Various local names are also used for foehns (such as chinook in the Rocky Mountain regions). A foehn can cause sudden and dramatic increases in the temperature—from 10° to 20°C (50° to 68°F) in a few minutes—which can cause snow to melt rapidly and even trigger flooding. See also chinook.

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