The Blue Mountians of Australia


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Dec 21, 2012
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The "Blue Mountains" - A mountainous region in New South Wales, Australia. It borders on Sydney's metropolitan area. The name Blue Mountains, is derived from the blue tinge the range takes on when viewed from a distance. The tinge is believed to be caused by mie scattering which occurs when incoming ultraviolet radiation is scattered by particles within the atmosphere creating a blue-greyish colour to any distant objects, including mountains and clouds. Volatile terpenoids emitted in large quantities by the abundant eucalyptus trees in the Blue Mountains may cause mie scattering and thus the blue haze for which the mountains were named.

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