Mountains And Climate

When air masses move across mountains they lose moisture.  On the other side of the mountain range you tend to find desert.

I thought I'd share this MODIS image which shows the difference in climate zones either side of a mountain range.

I'm not naming the range.  Have a guess, and then go to the NASA site for higher resolution images and the location.

MODIS/Terra 2010/112 04/22/10 05:15 UTC
4km pixel size.
image courtesy of NASA Rapidfire

Edit: a recommended article here on about mountains and climate:
Mountain Topography Could Alter Effects Of Global Warming