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Title Hunt for the supertwister [downloadable video]
Published [United States]: PBS, 2004
Distributed Made available through hoopla
Descript 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sd., col
Content two-dimensional moving image tdi
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Descript digital rda
video file rda
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Performer(S) Narrator, Gene Galusha; interviews with: Tim Marshall, Gary England, Steve Weiss, Barbara Watson, Kelvin Droegemeier, Howie Bluestein, John Wurman, Lou Wicker
Summary A powerful tornado is a terrifying phenomenon that continues to defy decades of scientific efforts to predict it. During one of the worst tornado seasons on record, a NOVA camera team chased across the Midwest, capturing hair-raising footage of highly destructive twisters in action. But HUNT FOR THE SUPERTWISTER is much more than just another "extreme weather" show. Our story focuses on the efforts of two scientists at the University of Oklahoma to develop radically different approaches to forecasting twisters: one relies on "virtual tornados" created inside supercomputers, while the other involves hunting down real-life storms to collect data firsthand (the method that inspired the movie Twister). With jaw-dropping 3-D graphics generated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, NOVA's show features spectacular footage of these terrifying twisters. HUNT FOR THE SUPERTWISTER gives viewers a front-row seat to the risky and thrilling art of storm chasing, complete with the latest research findings and state-of-the-art visual effects
Audience Rated PG
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Tornadoes -- United States
Weather forecasting -- United States
Meteorology -- Research -- United States
Alt Author Lucas, Thomas
Cort, Julia
Marshall, Tim
England, Gary
Weiss, Steve
Watson, Barbara
Droegemeier, Kelvin Kay, 1958-
Bluestein, Howard B
Wurman, Joshua
Wicker, Louise
Lerner, Richard
Galusha, Gene
Zumwalt, Lise
Bacon, Michael, 1948-
hoopla digital
Add Title Nova (Television program)
Music # MWT11867379

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