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Masters of the Ionosphere

Synopsis
Documents the bizarre history of scientific attempts to understand the atmospheric layer called the ionosphere and the American military’s plan to master this volatile region with a $58m machine in Alaska to change the way the ionosphere moves. Another project hopes to use it as a giant antenna for radio waves.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 12/2/96.
Subjects
Astronomy
Keywords
aurora borealis; earth; ionosphere; weather

Credits

Producer
Tim Haines
Contributor
John Lynch

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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