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Azores High and Iceland Low - Europe under Pressure
Year: 2006
Run-Time: 1 x 43 min.

Directed by Kurt Mayer
Written by Kurt Mayer

A co-production of epo-film, ORF; BR; RAI Bozen and bm:bwk
Available worldwide except for Germany

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9

Azores High and Iceland Low - Europe under Pressure

Azorenhoch und Islandtief

Late June in the Alps: A storm is coming up.  Within minutes, the temperature drops below zero degrees Celsius, snowfall endangers both animals and humans on their way up to the mountains.  What's behind such a dramatic change of weather within such short time? Will there be more of these phenomenons?  

 

The starting point of it all is - literally - somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, where the Azores High meets the Iceland Low. Meteorologist Andreas Jäger sets out on a three-day trip to document the roots and consequences of the phenomenon: Starting at the Azores, he continues through the Rhone valley, the Gulf of Genoa while finishing his explorations in the heart of the Alps.

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