waheguru
  • waheguru
No geogragy group Can someone explain what a rain shadow is?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Often, the rain or snow falls on only one side of the mountain, the windward side. The other side of the mountain, the leeward side, which receives much less rain or snow. is said to be ' rain shadow'
waheguru
  • waheguru
So is a shadow formed or something?
ParthKohli
  • ParthKohli
Ladakh is a rain shadow region. Here it doesn't rain. In orographic rainfall, we have plenty of rainfall on one side of the mountain and no rainfall on the other side(like Ladakh). No shadow is formed, it's just a name.

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waheguru
  • waheguru
So the term just means that the leeward side only gets the warm and dry air while the other side is wet and gets moist and cool air currents
ParthKohli
  • ParthKohli
Yes, absolutely right. It's not really necessary that the leeward region gets warm air. We have some cold deserts as examples.
waheguru
  • waheguru
What are the after effects of a rain shadow?
waheguru
  • waheguru
Does it cause a desert or a non fertile land on the other side
ParthKohli
  • ParthKohli
Yes it does. Ladakh is a desert because it is the leeward side.
waheguru
  • waheguru
Thankyou very much
ParthKohli
  • ParthKohli
My pleasure, thanks for the medal.

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