Saturday, May 30, 2009
Did you know? - Tasmania has the cleanest air on the planet
It's true - Tasmanian air is the cleanest on the planet.
This is probably because the west coast of the island is in the belt of the Roaring Forties - the winds which circle the southern hemisphere and blow over thousands of kilometers of sea touching only the tip of South America.
On the north west corner of Tasmania is the Base-line Air Pollution Station.
Here air samples are collected and monitored and it is from these samples that the rest of the world compares the quality of its air.
Pic: Low Head Lighthouse, Northern Tassie.