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Cirrus Shields in Thunderstorms

Synopsis
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 animation and a detailed interpretation of characteristic time-lapse shots made by geostationary weather satellites in the visible and infrared light spectra.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 7 min.
Year of production
1979
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £15.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
Undergraduate courses in basic meteorology.*
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
clouds; meteorology; thunderstorms

Credits

Writer
C Zick; F J Ossing

Production Company

Name

Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film

Distributor

Name

British Universities Film & Video Council

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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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).

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