Nova: Deadliest Tornadoes
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The show itself shows some beautiful footage of tornado alley, storms that are building into tornadoes -- sometimes! you can never be certain when they'll come and when they won't out of a given thunderstorm.
And that is the main thing covered in this episode: can they predict them earlier and help save lives? Dr. Bluestein is shown with a new portable Doppler radar and we see his team in action. We also see the tornadoes and the aftermath: the tornado that savaged Joplin, MO in 2012 and an outbreak in Oklahoma that saw a number of twisters causing a lot of destruction, but less death, later that summer.
The quest goes on to understand them better and also to make safer structures more cheaply, so more of us can afford them.
Overall, a very good documentary on tornadoes. I wish there were more programs on the weather -- all kinds of weather -- and so, for me, this was more than welcome.
However, I still don't understand how tornadoes are formed, nor whether their incidence is increasing or not. Would like to have seen more video shot from within tornadoes - the DVD had a few such clips but didn't explain their origin or other wise comment on them.
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Probably the most informative of all of the 2011 tornado documentaries that I've purchased, including Storm Chasers and National Geographic.Published 19 months ago by Timothy Ellis
This is a terrific movie about weater and storms.If you are a tornado watcher this is a great movie to own.Published 21 months ago by Phillip Blease