How do mountain ranges create deserts?

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    by lifting land up into colder, drier air
    by causing very steep slopes that are subject to erosion
    by forcing air to first rise and then fall, thus causing rain on one side of the mountains and desert on the other
    by completely blocking the flow of air into desert areas, thus preventing clouds from getting there
    by causing the global wind patterns that make certain latitudes very dry

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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by forcing air to first rise and then fall, thus causing rain on one side of the mountains and desert on the other
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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