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  1. Antarctic - Over the Ice Cap

    Date released
    12 Oct 1964
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1845
    NoS ID
    025710
    Story no
    4 / 4

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Antarctic - Over the Ice Cap. DESCRIPTION: Ten Nations are combining in a first big study of the Antarctic, including about a hundred British scientists. As well as mapping the area the...

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  2. Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather (2013)

    Subject
    Earth Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 720 minutes), £54.99

    Professor Robert G. Fovell, from the University of California, Los Angeles, introduces the fundamental concepts of meteorology including, the structure of the atmosphere, the physics of gases, liquids and...

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  3. GEOS satellite mission (1977)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with unidentified male speaker about the GEOS (Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite) satellite mission. Male interviewer not identified.

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  4. Eole (1983 Film)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    An account of the development of the Eole programme, with strong emphasis on systems and material design and testing. The experiment involved the launching of a fleet of atmospheric balloons and a satellite...

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  5. Tornado (1972 Film, Video)

    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Discusses occurrences of tornadoes in the USA and the damage caused by tornadoes. Time-lapse photography, radar and laboratory models are shown in use as instruments for studying the formation of tornadoes...

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  6. Lightning Does Strike Twice (1983 Video)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Describes some of the physical mechanisms responsible for electrostatic charging of a thundercloud and the subsequent precipitation and electrical discharges resulting in lightning. The role of pointed...

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  7. Climates and Weather Explained (1997 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    An interduction to the study of atmosphere, integrating climatology and meteorology. Explains basic principles, concepts and processes, supported by illustrations and case studies demonstrating the relevance...

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  8. Downbursts (1986 Video)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 28 min., 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Concentrates more on aviation than meteorology discussing the hazardous low-level wind shears associated with downdraughts from severe convective storms (downbursts). Describes flying techniques which enable...

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  9. Cirrus Shields in Thunderstorms (1979 Video)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 7 min., 1996 sale: £15.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Convection during thunderstorms caused by heat leads to an ascension of the clouds with the formation of a cirrus shield, an overshooting top; anvil forms result from wind shearing. Explanations using...

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  10. Formation of Rain and Snow, The (1962 Film)

    Director
    Peter Mullings
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Dr Mason demonstrates laboratory techniques which have been designed to reproduce the behaviour of clouds. He suggests a solution to the problem why cloud does not necessarily produce rain and snow.

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