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waheguru
 4 years ago
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Can someone explain what a rain shadow is?
waheguru
 4 years ago
No geogragy group Can someone explain what a rain shadow is?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Often, 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
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So is a shadow formed or something?

ParthKohli
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ladakh 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.

waheguru
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So 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
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, absolutely right. It's not really necessary that the leeward region gets warm air. We have some cold deserts as examples.

waheguru
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What are the after effects of a rain shadow?

waheguru
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Does it cause a desert or a non fertile land on the other side

ParthKohli
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes it does. Ladakh is a desert because it is the leeward side.

ParthKohli
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1My pleasure, thanks for the medal.
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