North foehn

Alternative definitions (1), class: vernacular (0)
Term: North foehn
Definition: A northerly foehn wind blowing down the Italian side of the Alps. The northern slopes are normally cooler than the southern slopes, and the dynamic warming is often insufficient to overcome the difference of temperature. Hence a warm dry northerly wind of foehnlike character occurs less frequently than the south foehn.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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