The Resource Thunderheads : a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm, a joint venture of the Smithsonian and Showtime Networks, Inc. ; written & produced by Klaus Toft, (videorecording)

Thunderheads : a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm, a joint venture of the Smithsonian and Showtime Networks, Inc. ; written & produced by Klaus Toft, (videorecording)

Label
Thunderheads : a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm
Title
Thunderheads
Title remainder
a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm
Statement of responsibility
a joint venture of the Smithsonian and Showtime Networks, Inc. ; written & produced by Klaus Toft
Contributor
Author
Television producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm, an intrepid group of scientists, researchers and topgun pilots: in seven planes and armed with the best high tech gadgets money can buy embark on a treacherous journey in a struggle to understand the role of thunderstorms in the global warming puzzle. In this spectacular documentary, an international force of 250 experts who comprise I.C.E. (the International Cloud Experiment) converge on Darwin, Australia, the lair of "Hector," one of the planet's largest thunderstorms. As the pilots perilously edge closer, they battle life-threatening turbulence, lightning, grapefruit-sized hail, microbursts, mysterious "gravity waves," mechanical mishaps and the scientists themselves. Tensions mount as the scientists push to solve the mysteries of the atmosphere and the pilots push back to stay alive. Is I.C.E. itself on the verge of a meltdown?
Cataloging source
VPW
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and produced by Klaus Toft
Language note
Closed captioned
LC call number
QC968.2
LC item number
.T58 2010
PerformerNote
No credits available
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Toft, Klaus
  • Smithsonian Networks (Firm)
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Showtime Networks
Runtime
47
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary television programs
  • Thunderstorms
  • Storms
  • Meteorology
  • Educational films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Thunderheads : a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm, a joint venture of the Smithsonian and Showtime Networks, Inc. ; written & produced by Klaus Toft, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Hector -- The first mission -- Tensions -- Obstacles -- One last storm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (46 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
617742220193
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
IEG2201
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn605034644
  • (OCoLC)605034644
  • (NWC)5138
System details
DVD format, Dolby Digital.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Thunderheads : a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm, a joint venture of the Smithsonian and Showtime Networks, Inc. ; written & produced by Klaus Toft, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast in 2007
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Hector -- The first mission -- Tensions -- Obstacles -- One last storm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (46 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
617742220193
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
IEG2201
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn605034644
  • (OCoLC)605034644
  • (NWC)5138
System details
DVD format, Dolby Digital.
Video recording format
DVD

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