Orographic lift of moist air coming off ocean produces clouds along the
Santa Lucia Mountains south of Monterey.
Image ID: wea03310, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: California, Big Sur Coastline
Photo Date: 2005
Photographer: Robert Schwemmer, NOAA, NOS, CINMS
Category: NOAA 200th Photo Contest/Clouds Orographic Uplift/
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