Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain: 61

Answer

Wind blows against the mountain and is swept upward. The air that is swept upward will expand, because the atmospheric pressure decreases. As the air rises and expands, it cools. Cold air can hold less water vapor, so the vapor condenses and forms clouds, shrouding the mountain peak.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 325.
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