Relief rain occurs when warm, moist air ascends along the slope of a mountain. The air then condenses and rainfall occurs on the windward side. The leeward side of the mountain receives very little rainfall. This is called the rain shadow region.Continue Reading
Relief rain is also termed orographic rain. It's generally seen in coastal regions where a chain of mountains runs parallel to the coast. The oncoming sea breeze bares moisture from the sea and carries the moisture towards the hills.
Many parts of the West Indies and the United Kingdom receive relief rain. The western coast of India, along the Western Ghats, also receives orographic rain.Learn more about Rain
The average amount of rainfall in swamps and wetlands is 1750mm-2000mm of rain per year. Wetlands refer to areas where water is interrupted by small islands of land and a large number of plants.Full Answer >
The Pacific Ocean receives an average of roughly 50 inches of rain per year. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of Earth's oceans, spanning across nearly half of the world's open water sources, or about 28 percent of the surface of Earth.Full Answer >
Acid rain causes acidification of bodies of water such as lakes and streams. It can also contribute to damage to trees at high elevations and forest soils. Also, the decay of buildings is accelerated, as paint and building materials are eaten away by acid rain. Statues and monuments are susceptible to the damage done by acid rain, resulting in damage to their finish.Full Answer >
To make a rain chain, wrap soft copper tubing around a polyvinyl chloride pipe. Remove the pipe and use a cutter to cut rings out of the coil. Link the rings together and solder or weld the joints.Full Answer >