Title Details

Desert Landforms

Shows how planetary circulation systems, rain shadow effects and extremes of temperature away from the sea coasts result in arid or semi-arid deserts in Australia.
Series : Australian Geography | Episode : 3 | Year : 1970 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : David Bairstow
Director : Keith Gow |
Aerial tracks over various desert landscapes. CU purple wildflower, zoom out to Uluru behind. Map of arid areas of Australia. VS cockatoos, lizard, grasses, clouds. CU parched cracked earth. Graphics showing planetary circulation system. Aerial track over desert watercourses, aerial and GS River Murray. VS Uluru with cascading water. Track of tumbleweed over sand. WS Kata Tjuta. VS erosion, weathering. CUs raindrops on desert floor, waterfalls on Uluru, sunbeams through clouds. Aerial over braided channels, alluvial fans and plains, inselbergs and mesas. Zoom to buttes, GS pediplains. Aerial over playa at centre of drainage basin, salt pan. CUs wind in action. Zoom out from gecko on rock in gibber. Zoom out from drainage basin to aerial over Lake Eyre. Aerials over dune forms. VS red sand dunes. Graphic map of Australia showing types of deserts. VS wildflowers, ponds and rock formations, fossils and shells. Tilt to Wedge-tailed eagle soaring in blue sky.
Access No. 148654 | 18 mins 45 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |