Looking for that perfect weekend camping and hiking getaway trip from Seattle? We can call them “east-1,” “east-2” and “east-3.” These are three different “mountains.” Knowing the precise compass orientation of a structure, and knowing which “mountain” the house sits in, helps us determine if the house should have a mountain formation on the front or back side.

The water vapor condenses (forming clouds ), and releases heat, which changes the lapse rate from the dry adiabatic lapse rate to the moist adiabatic lapse rate (5.5 °C per kilometre or 3 °F per 1000 feet) 19 The actual lapse rate can vary by altitude and by location.

Wherever a geologist directs his attention in the midst of a scene of mountains, traces of ruin and decay always meet his eye; and the lofty prominences of our globe, supposed to be the most permanent of nature’s works, every where display unequivocal marks of the lapse and effects of time.

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range located in western North America The Rocky Mountains stretch 3,000 km (1,900 mi) in straight-line distance from the northernmost part of British Columbia , in western Canada , to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States Located within the North American Cordillera , the Rockies are distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges , Cascade Range , and the Sierra Nevada , which all lie farther to the west.

In the case of mountains, when the word precedes the unique term, mount is used: Mount Olympus , Mount Everest , Mount Tai ; when the word follows the unique term, mountain is used: Crowfoot Mountain , Blue Mountain , Rugged Mountain Generally speaking, such names will be adjectives or attributive nouns, but many foreign placenames formed with adjectives—as China’s Huashan —are translated as though they were proper names: Mount Hua instead of Hua Mountain or Flourishing Mountain.