Master of Disaster Into The Tornado

Master of Disaster Into The Tornado

With wind velocities higher than hurricanes, tornadoes can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour, and baseball sized hail, plummeting to earth at 80 mph, is just as deadly. These two combined cause more devastation than any other natural disasters on the planet – a toll counted in billions of dollars, not to mention hundreds of lives. In this episode Tim Samaras attempts the impossible: he has been asked by Boeing to catch monster hail and asked by the science community to study the interior and immediate exterior of the tornado; not by observing from the side of the road or calculating speeds from distant radar signals, but from actually getting inside the storm itself.

  • 2009
  • 00:47:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2016
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Subjects
Tornadoes -- United States [LCSH] Severe storms -- United States [LCSH] Storm chasers -- United States [LCSH] Meteorology -- Observations [LCSH] Meteorology -- Research [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Environmental sciences [LCSH] Technology [LCSH]
Team
Tim Samaras (Host), French Horwitz (Producer), Croi McNamara (Writer), Jacqueline Shukur-Powell (Production Coordinator), Bill Ratner (Narrator)
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