The Foehn effect / winds explained

Explore the captivating world of Foehn winds with Terra Scientifica! In this video, we unravel the mysteries behind the Foehn effect, also known as Foehn winds, a fascinating meteorological phenomenon. Join us as we delve into the origins of the term “Foehn,” discover its various global names, and uncover the intricate processes that lead to the creation of these warm, dry down-slope winds on the lee side of mountains.

From the Alps to California, New Zealand to South Africa, and beyond, Foehn winds are all around the globe. Discover their various local names such as Santa Ana, Chinook, Zonda, Puelche, Berg wind, Loo, and The Norwester.