The Rain Shadow Effect: Definition & Explanation


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An area covered by the rain shadow effect is also known as the ____ side.

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1. On the leeward side of a mountain, you might find _____.

2. What landform causes the rain shadow effect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and attached worksheet to see what you know about the rain shadow effect. To pass the quiz, you'll need to understand the conditions that lead to this effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • The cause of the rain shadow effect
  • The area covered by the rain shadow effect
  • What you might find on the leeward side of a mountain
  • What landform causes the rain shadow effect
  • What happens when heavy rain clouds approach a mountain

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the rain shadow effect
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about this process in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of the rain shadow effect and what results from it

Additional Learning

To learn more about the rain shadow effect, review the lesson which covers the following objectives:

  • Define shadow and rain shadow
  • Understand how a rain shadow occurs
  • Define leeward side