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A12: Atmospheric Processes in Mountainous Terrain: Basic Studies and Applications

This special AGU Session is organized by Stephan De Wekker (University of Virginia) and Fotini Chow (UC Berkeley).

Description: Mountains occupy a large fraction of the Earth's surface and have a large impact on weather and climate. This session covers the effects of hilly and mountainous terrain on the atmosphere over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Examples include mountain waves, thermally-driven flows, and orographic precipitation. We welcome submissions covering atmospheric processes in mountainous terrain and their investigation using observational, theoretical, and/or numerical techniques. We also encourage submissions that discuss the application of mountain meteorology to a wide variety of disciplines such as weather forecasting, hydrology, ecology, climatology, wind energy, and air quality.