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Weather and Geomorphological Processes Series (4 Parts)

Synopsis
A set of four programmes on weather and geomorphological processes.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2000-2001
Subjects
Geography
Keywords
clouds; coastlines; geomorphology; mountains; rivers; tides; waves; weather

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
24 minutes
Year
2004

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.95 each part or £99.95 the set of 4
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
4 x 24 minutes
Year
2004

Sections

Title
Clouds and patterns of the weather
Synopsis
Cloud types and patterns have long been used to predict the weather. Even with today’s space age technology, meteorologists rely heavily on interpreting the images of cloud patterns provided by orbiting satellites. This video reviews how clouds are formed, illustrates different types of clouds, and explains what these different types indicate in terms of weather patterns.
Duration
21 mins

Title
Mountains and mountain-building processes
Synopsis
This programme examines such mountain building processes as volcanic activity, faulting, and distortion of rocks through folding and bending. Mountain building processes are most active at the boundaries between lithospheric plates, and the programe illustrates the processes with live-action footage from the Alps, Andes, Rocky Mountains, Himalayas, and the Cascades, combined with colourful, animated graphics.
Duration
23 mins

Title
Rivers: shapers of earth landscapes
Synopsis
From lush, tropical rainforests to barren deserts, Earth’s landscapes are shaped by the force of running water. This video explains the water cycle, categorizes types of streams, and explains fluvial processes with dramatic footage of the Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Rhine, Ganges, and Mekong rivers and smaller streams around the world.
Duration
23 mins

Title
Waves, tides and coastal environment
Synopsis
As a result of myriad interacting processes, coastlines present a mosaic of varied and ever-changing environments that range from precipitous sea cliffs, to esturine mud flats, and long stretches of dune-backed sandy beaches. Each environment provides a different type of habitat for plant and animal life, and all are affected by the interplay of land and water. This video explains how the ceaseless motion of waves and currents and the rise and fall of tides contribute to the constant modification of the coastal zone’s dynamic land/water interface.
Duration
24 mins

Sponsor

Name

National Science Foundation

Distributor

Name

Viewtech Educational Media

Notes
NB. Viewtech ceased trading in 2014 and the company’s products are no longer in distribution

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