The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(Tadjik, garmsel), a dry, hot wind of the foehn type in the foothills of Kopetdag and the Zapadnyi Tien-Shan. In the summer it blows from the south and the southeast and is destructive to agricultural vegetation.
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