leeward side


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Noun1.leeward side - the side sheltered from the wind
leeward - the direction in which the wind is blowing
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On the northern or leeward side, there is an opening through which vessels can pass to the anchorage within.
These peep-through screens will provide shelter in windy areas and also protect plants growing on the leeward side - a good idea if you're growing largeleaved exotics, which easily tear.
Inouye International Airport in Honolulu (HNL), Kahului Airport on Maui (OGG), Lihue Airport on Kauai (LIH), and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) on the leeward side of The Island of Hawaii.
162), as well as the Glossary of Meteorology (Huschke 1959; Glickman 2000), as being caused by ascending air and precipitation on the windward side of a mountain range followed by descending air and a reduction in precipitation on the leeward side (i.e., the shadow).
Whenever winds aloft are perpendicular to a mountain ridge, especially straight unbroken ridge lines, stay clear of the leeward side.
But to the leeward side, no less than seven or eight rows had the same color communicated unto them; and some small impressions were made on those that were yet further off."
The positive vortices could be generated on the leeward side of the wavy flow structure due to the counterclockwise-rotating vortices formed on the leeward side shear layer.
After the vent fully opened, a vortex appeared at leeward side of canopy top and the vortex on upwind side was at the canopy bottom (Fig.
Starting off from The Palm, 'Toufan' caught a gust of wind from the leeward side and went clear unchallenged even as a pack of dhows pursued the leader.
In this case when the wind direction is parallel to the air intakes, the chillers are located on the leeward side of the building where the wake zone--a zone of low pressure--is formed.
The 1,266 metre-long quay facility is located on the leeward side of southern breakwater at the Port and provides two 320 metre-long general cargo berths, and two 300 metre-long liquid bulk berths, said a press release issued by the Port of Salalah.