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An analogy we use here to explain the acceleration of wind over a mountain, is that of putting one's finger over the end of a garden hose thus accelerating the water as it passes through the constriction. Does this hold water when describing orographic effects? Is it accurate to compare the atmosphere to a hose and the mountain to the thumb? It seems possible that the acceleration of air could lower the static atmospheric pressure near the mountain as well. And to sneak in a follow up.. does the force of the wind decrease with elevation give constant velocity? Thank you
Re: Why and how does wind accelerate as it flows over a mountain or ridge?
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