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CHAPTER TWO
AVIATION WEATHER
Figure 2-11 Land Breeze
Mountain and Valley Winds
In the daytime, mountain slopes are heated by the Sun's radiation, and in turn, they heat the
adjacent air through conduction. This air usually becomes warmer than air farther away from the
slope at the same altitude and, since warmer air is less dense, it begins to rise (Figure 2-10). It
cools while moving away from the warm ground, increasing its density. It then settles downward,
towards the valley floor, completing a pattern of circulation. This downward motion forces the
warmer air near the ground up the mountain and since it is then flowing from the valley, it is
called a valley wind.
Figure 2-12 Mountain and Valley Winds
2-12 Atmospheric Mechanics of Winds, Clouds and Moisture, and Atmospheric Stability


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