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Mountain Waves (MTW)

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Mountain Waves (MTW)
<strong>Mountain Waves (MTW)</strong>

Mountain waves occur when air is being blown over a mountain range. As the air hits the upwind side of the range, it starts to climb, thus creating a smooth updraft which turns into a turbulent downdraft as the air passes the crest of the ridge. From this point, for many miles downwind, there will be a series of down- and updrafts accompanied by moderate to severe turbulence.

Source: ICAO

See also:
<a href="" title="Downdraft and Microburst (MB)">Downdraft and Microburst (MB)</a>
<a href="" title="Mountain Waves (MTW)">Mountain Waves (MTW)</a>
<a href="" title="Thunderstorms, CB / TCU">Thunderstorms, CB / TCU</a>
<a href="" title="Turbulence Grade Classification">Turbulence Grade Classification</a>
<a href="" title="Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) Encounter">Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) Encounter</a>
<a href="" title="Wind Shear">Wind Shear</a>

Link to an explanatory article on Wikipedia <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>

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