The cooling of
an air flow as it ascends a hill or mountain slope. If there is
enough moisture and the air is stable, stratiform clouds and
precipitation may form. If the air is unstable, there might be an
increased chance of thunderstorm development.
Aero-Linx: National Center For
Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a
federally funded research and development center devoted to
service, research and education in the atmospheric and related
sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behavior of the
atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems; to
support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university
community and the broader scientific community – nationally
and internationally; and to foster transfer of knowledge and
technology for the betterment of life on Earth.
"...since 2001, Asia/Pacific, African and Middle Eastern
intercontinental platforms grew almost twice as fast in relative
terms as the European and American primary hubs."
Source: Vincent Bamberger, partner in
charge of ADL's Aviation Practice.