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Foehn is a wind system created by the impact of orographic obstacles like mountains on the flow, which often shows a typical cloud structure.


Common Remarks

The term "Foehn" in a general sense refers to a typical wind phenomenon in mountainous areas. At least in the Alpine area, there are cases where such a wind occurs but no or almost no cloudiness develops. Since this manual deals with satellite meteorology, only Foehn cases with cloud features are treated. The latter are typical and comparable between cases.


I. Appareance In Satellite Data

Learn about how to recognise and detect Foehn in satellite images.

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II. Meteorological Physical Background

Find out more about the meteorlogical and physical background of Foehn.

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III. Key Parameters

Learn which key parameters to use for monitoring Foehn.

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IV. Typical Appearance In Vertical Cross Sections

Find out the typical appearance of Foehn in vertical cross sections.

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V. Weather Events

Explore the weather events associated with Foehn.

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VI. References

Let these comprehensive documents in the references assist you in finding more about Foehn.

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