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Squalls are strong winds that begin suddenly, last for a short time, and then decrease suddenly.

In the eighteenth century, it was thought that squalls were caused by the passage of winds across and around islands and high mountains.


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Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 11 October 2001

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000039

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