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Norwester - Wind of Contrasts

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990

The mountains are a turning point for the nor’westers, a white line that divides its two contrasting faces, separating west from east by climate, as well as by geography.
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Ten thousand tonnes of rock and sediment can be stripped from a square kilometre in the mountains during a single season of nor’westers and in these mountain catchments there’s an annual rainfall of 12 metres — the vast bulk of it brought by the nor’westers.
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It's 2000 metres from peaks to plains and the wind warms one degree for every 100 metres it descends.
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