British Universities Film & Video Council

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Tornado

Synopsis
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 and the parallel phenomena of waterspouts and dust devils are also shown. The demonstrations cover vorticity and the effect of suction spots within a tornado.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 23 min. Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 23 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1972
Availability
Hire (film - HEFVL)
Sale (video - BUFVC)
Uses
1st-year courses in meteorology and climatology.*
Subjects
Geography
Keywords
meteorology; tornadoes

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

USA

Distributor

Name

British Universities Film & Video Council

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
The BUFVC’s distribution library of videos and DVDs includes Samuel Beckett’s EH JOE! starring Patrick Magee, and two series of InterUniversity History Film Consortium films which make extensive use of archive footage. NB The IUHFC films have been digitised for free, online viewing by UK HE institutions - see British Universities Film & Video Council InterUniversity History Film Consortium Films (qv).
Name

Higher Education Film & Video Library

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac. External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
Catalogue available from British Universities Film & Video Council.

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