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Ocean Beach & the salty air of the Southern Ocean....Strahan, Tasmania

....Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in the world!

....Because of the island’s position in the Southern Ocean, Tasmania lies in the path of the Roaring Forties (latitudes between 40°S and 50°S) – prevailing westerly winds that are particularly strong in the Southern Hemisphere, due to less landmass in the vast ocean expanse to slow down the wind speed.....and

....The Roaring Forties, blowing over thousands of kilometres across the Southern Ocean, have only hit the southern tip of Argentina before they reach the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station.... which is perched on the cliff face in the far northwestern point of Tasmania.

....The air that has not touched land for many days is measured as the CLEANEST on earth at Cape Grim! And when the cold winds reach the warmer land at Cape Grim, they turn into rain that’s purer than any spring water!

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the Yarra Valley, Victoria

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  • Uploaded on December 16, 2012
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    by Pam Pajak (blackcat4…
    • Taken on 2011/01/16 18:45:25
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 29.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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