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Australia: Eye of the Storm

Australia: Eye of the Storm is a nature documentary series that describes the powerful climate systems that batter Australia and how they affect the weather, wildlife and people of this island continent. The series consists of four episodes, each of which focuses on one of the extreme climate phenomena: La Nina, El Nino, Monsoon, and Southern Exposure. Using powerful, never-before-seen cinematography and state-of-the-art computer graphics and satellite images, each episode traces the development of one extreme climatic force and explains how Australia's plants and animals cope with these long term weather events.

Episode 1 - La Nina
La Nina causes floods, massive cyclones and endless rain. This is the story of Australia's unique creatures and how they cope with this catastrophe.

Episode 2 - Southern Exposure
Southern Australia lies exposed to the icy moods of the great Southern Ocean and Antarctica. This giant climate engine dominates the annual seasons and the life stories of the wildlife of southern Australia.

Episode 3 - El Nino
This episode looks at how Australia's diverse wildlife has adapted to the huge swings in climate - the heartbreaking droughts and fires, which El Nino brings.

Episode 4 - Monsoon
The climate of north west Australia is governed by two seasons, the wet and the dry. This annual cycle, as regular as a heartbeat, dictates the rhythm of life for the plants and animals of the Australian wilderness.


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