BTN visits Vanuatu as they recover from one of the worst natural disasters in the pacific. Find out about the damage caused and how it is affecting everyday life on the island.
Ever wondered how cyclones work? Join junior scientist Elizabeth as she shows us how to make a cyclone in a bottle and simulate the basics of these circular storms. All you need is two large plastic bottles, some glue, water, a drill and some glitter. To make your cyclone glow in the dark, just replace the water and glitter with tonic water and a black light. Tonic contains an ingredient called quinine that fluoresces in UV light.
Hurricanes, typhoons or cyclones - whatever you call them - are destructive forces of nature. Scope investigates the what, when
Stacey Thomson visits Queens Beach State School in Bowen, Queensland, to see how students are helping to replace trees damages in Cyclone Debbie, and teachers explain how they ensured school returned to normal after the natural disaster.
Where does wind come from? What's a cyclone? How do we predict the weather? Kellyn, resident scientist Clare and the crew are joined by Anders Celsius and Gabriel Fahrenheit to forecast answers to questions.
Darwin marks 40 years since Cyclone Tracy hit on Christmas Eve 1974. The Category 4 storm killed 66 people and forced the evacuation of more than 30,000 residents, many of whom never returned.
The team encounter the most feared event in weather: the hurricane. Storm chaser Mike takes us on a wild ride into the eye of the storm, and Zoe learns how we're designing buildings to cope with their awesome force.
Rain, hail, fog, heat waves and cyclones! The weather, it's one of our favourite topics of conversation, which isn't surprising given the big part it plays in our lives. Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind the weather!
These episodes explore some of the natural hazards the Australian climate brings. These include floods, thunderstorms, droughts and bushfires. Although these events are natural, our response to them is important to reduce both the economic and human life cost. In these episodes, students will relive some of Australia's natural disasters from a human and environmental perspective and gain an understanding of the role of the State Emergency Services in limiting the impacts.
Cyclones are a fact of life throughout tropical Australia. They are multi-hazard, bringing extreme winds, floods, violent seas and storm surges. This program shows how to prepare your family and property, how to access information and warnings as the cyclone is nearing your area and what to do once the cyclone has arrived.
Severe storms can occur with very little warning and with dangerous winds, damaging hail, flooding rains and lightning. They may be short-lived but can leave a path of destruction and can kill. This program shows what you can do to reduce the possibly devastating effects of this natural hazard on your family and property.
Hurricanes are one of the most powerful forces in nature, capable of causing immense devastation. Inextricably linked to death and destruction, millions of people are threatened by hurricanes every year. To try and help predict what will happen in the future, as our climate changes, scientists are turning to the past for clues, and unearthing new evidence on the deadliest hurricane strike in history: the Great Hurricane of 1780.
Hurricanes are one of the most powerful phenomena known to man. But how do you 'make' one? See how nature has expertly conceived and built tropical storms.
The Pacific breeds the biggest and most powerful hurricanes in the world. So far, the seven million inhabitants of Hong Kong have escaped a direct hit.
A dramatic minute-by-minute account of the massive storm that brought New York State to its knees in late October 2012. Using satellite imagery, CGI mapping and the powerful personal testimony of those who lived through it, this is a forensic analysis of the meteorological, engineering and human devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy.
During the summer months, Caribbean heaven turns into hurricane hell as the pristine waters and lush rainforests face hurricane season.
Flying coast to coast across the US aboard one of the world's largest airships, a team of scientists undertake a series of exciting experiments shedding light on the causes of wild weather, how life exploits the atmosphere, and the human impact upon the weather. The team begins their voyage with an exploration of clouds. Expedition leader and meteorologist Felicity Aston examines how clouds capture liquid water and tries to weigh a cloud in an ambitious experiment. Andy Torbet, former paratrooper, sets out to measure the forces that keeps clouds afloat by parachuting through the turbulent and hazardous air that surrounds a large cumulus cloud. Microbiologist Dr Chris Van Tulleken examines one of the most radical theories in meteorology today - that some clouds are actually alive, and as a consequence are more likely to form rain than others. Finally, the team examine why there has been an increase in hurricanes along the Gulf Coast in recent years. Their investigation leads to some surprising results.
Over the last few years, the weather around the world has become more extreme - particularly in Britain. Last winter was the wettest ever recorded, as deadly storms battered the country for weeks on end. But previous winters have seen bitter lows of minus 22 Celsius, as Britain was plunged into a deep freeze. What everyone wants to know now is: why is the weather getting more extreme, will more of it be seen in the future, and is this a result of climate change?
David Attenborough evaluates the use of levees to resist Hurricane Katrina, examines the changing risk of bushfires in Australia, and reviews ways to control carbon emissions.
How does a hurricane come to be? What impact do these giant whirlwinds make on the global climate? It has only recently been established that over 80 percent of the hurricanes that slam the East Coast of the United States are first formed above the African savannah. In recent years researchers have uncovered increasing numbers of mysterious interactions between different natural phenomena
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