The Science of Extreme Weather

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The Science of Extreme Weather

2016

Extreme weather captures our attention, perhaps now more than ever. Great writers and artists have depicted it in powerful works such as Shakespeare's The Tempest and Winslow Homer's The Gale. Movies such as The Perfect Storm,...

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Director
Eric Snodgrass

In This Series

Extreme Weather Is Everywhere
Episode 1
Extreme Weather Is Everywhere
Temperature Extremes and Cold-Air Outbreaks
Episode 2
Temperature Extremes and Cold-Air Outbreaks
Low Pressure and Earth’s High Winds
Episode 3
Low Pressure and Earth’s High Winds
Extreme Humidity, Rain, and Fog
Episode 4
Extreme Humidity, Rain, and Fog
How Radar Reveals Storms
Episode 5
How Radar Reveals Storms
How Satellites Track Severe Weather
Episode 6
How Satellites Track Severe Weather
Anatomy of a Lightning Strike
Episode 7
Anatomy of a Lightning Strike
Lightning Extremes and Survival
Episode 8
Lightning Extremes and Survival
Thunderstorm Formation and Weather Balloons
Episode 9
Thunderstorm Formation and Weather Balloons
Wind Shear and Severe Thunderstorms
Episode 10
Wind Shear and Severe Thunderstorms
Squall Line Thunderstorms and Microbursts
Episode 11
Squall Line Thunderstorms and Microbursts
Supercell Thunderstorms and Hail
Episode 12
Supercell Thunderstorms and Hail
Tornadoes and Their Amazing Winds
Episode 13
Tornadoes and Their Amazing Winds
Tornadogenesis and Storm Chasing
Episode 14
Tornadogenesis and Storm Chasing
Mountain Windstorms and Avalanches
Episode 15
Mountain Windstorms and Avalanches
Ice Storms: Freezing Rain Takes Over
Episode 16
Ice Storms: Freezing Rain Takes Over
Epic Snowfall and the Lake Effect
Episode 17
Epic Snowfall and the Lake Effect
Blizzards and Winter Cyclones
Episode 18
Blizzards and Winter Cyclones
Flash Floods and Deadly Moving Water
Episode 19
Flash Floods and Deadly Moving Water
Drought, Heat Waves, and Dust Storms
Episode 20
Drought, Heat Waves, and Dust Storms
Where Hurricanes Hit
Episode 21
Where Hurricanes Hit
The Enormous Structure of a Hurricane
Episode 22
The Enormous Structure of a Hurricane
Storm Surge and Hurricane Intensification
Episode 23
Storm Surge and Hurricane Intensification
El Niño and Cycles of Extreme Weather
Episode 24
El Niño and Cycles of Extreme Weather