- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 10, 2006
Oh, the weather outside is frightful... so watch this fascinating DVD inside where it's nice and warm. As meteorological phenomena go, it's hard to beat the white stuff.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Sledders' delight, drivers' nightmare, the complete story of snow.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
One million dollars per inch. Is it gold? Diamonds? Would you believe snow? That’s how much it costs the city of New York to clear the cold stuff that falls on its streets.
In its many forms – piles, drifts, glaciers, moguls or forts – snow has the power to shut down cities and delight the kid in all of us. Whether you’re holding a shovel or a sled, you’ve got an opinion on snow. To satisfy your curiosity, MODERN MARVELS® has gotten cold so you don’t have to, tracking down the full story – from dustings to avalanche – of this fascinating crystal.
Travel two miles into the sky, where scientists study the inner workings of clouds while perched high on a mountaintop at the Storm Peak Laboratory. Then head to the finest ski resorts in Colorado to discover how they manage the snow on their slopes and how snowmaking really works. Next, discover the new technology that helps rescuers quickly find skiers buried alive by avalanches. Finally, shuffle off to Buffalo, New York – Blizzard Capital of America – to watch how a TV weatherman forecasts blizzards and warns his viewers to prepare for the onslaught.
You’ll be delighted with everything you learn about snow in this edition of MODERN MARVELS®.