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Predicting the Unpredictable

49 minutes 46 seconds

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Episode one explores what hurricanes are, how they are formed, and how the specialists try to predict whether the next storm will blow over or blow the roof off. Featuring interviews with some of the world’s leading hurricane experts, this episode looks at the latest theories and the most advanced technologies that are being used to hone the forecasts. While a fearless team of Hurricane Hunter pilots flies into the eye of each approaching storm, their data is supplemented by information from satellites, drones, and even fish. Part of "Hurricane, the Anatomy" series.

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A large circular storm on Earth's surface, as seen from space. Caption: the forecasters categorize them by wind speed.
Hurricane, the Anatomy
Episode 1
49 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Satellite looking down the surface of the Earth over a large storm system. Caption: a new storm gathers strength, churning towards land.
Hurricane, the Anatomy
Episode 3
50 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12