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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.

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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