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Old 05-31-2010, 03:52 PM
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Last time I watched the movie I noticed that halleluja mountains are full of waterfalls. Well I obviously noticed that before, but thinking about it, it appeared to me as odd for a floating cliff to have so much water. Where do you get all the water from? The rocks are relatively small compared to the amount of water in it's waterfalls. There are no underground springs and I doubt there is so much rain, when all the shots from the mountains actually show sunny weather.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:55 PM
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Probably condensation from internal reserves.
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:38 PM
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The waterfalls are formed because the mountains are a good thousand feet into the atmosphere. Clouds rise above the mountain and cools, which condenses them to form rain which is the reason why there's an abundance of waterfalls and an almost continuing supply of water running of them.
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also notice there were many clouds? that's a sign of condensation, so water will constantly be condensing in that area so the water will fall onto the rocks and run off the sides to form the beautiful waterfalls. Or it could just be orographic rain. But I think it wouldn't last long since the rate of water falling would be faster than the rate of condensation.
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They could possibly be intermittent, depending on the rate of condensation.
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I noticed that as well, but also when Jake was making his v-log in the shack, it's raining outside. If anyone has ever been caught in a rainstorm in a tropical ( or temperate like Washington) environment, a helluva lot of water falls in a very short time. Also there may be plant reservoirs that hold the water and dump it intermittently. It is a lovely effect but if it doesn't rain every day/night... the water runs out.
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Heh it might be raining only at night. i love summers like that.
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At least for the bigger mountains it is plausible. The climate is a tropical rainforest with a lot of precipitation. Soil and fractured rocks can store large quantities of water and give them out over a period of time. What is more unlikely however is that the waterfalls come off on top of the floats. I'd expect them to be at the bottom unless special conditions (namely a layer of watertight rocks or loam near the top) are met. And if they are, the water storage capacity is limited. Taking into account the high precipitation, I still hold it plausible
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well, one thing we can all agree on. they are beautiful. I never thought mountains were really beautiful until I went to New Zealand, but then I saw the floating mountains....... I don't care if it's possible or not, floating mountains are amazing



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they sure are pretty, but they're not floating
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Wow, did you take those pics Rasomaso? If so, amazing.
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Lool I wish I have to say 30 % death rate to get the first pic is kinda holding me back though.
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