- 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 29, 2005
Ride a hurricane chaser plane through the eye of Hurricane Wilma as we examine the devastating power of these storms.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- See how technology is used to predict and track storms.
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.
They're nature on a rampage. The size and intensity of hurricanes make them the most feared and destructive of all storms. MODERN MARVELS® explores how hurricanes start, how scientists track them, and how--if at all possible--they can be stopped. Take a ride on a hurricane "chaser" plane as it flies directly into the eye of hurricane Wilma, collecting important barometric pressure and wind velocity readings. Track the development of important research tools like radar and weather satellites. And see how modern skyscrapers are being designed to take into account the epic winds of these deadly storms.