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|Title||Hurricanes "Florida's Nightmare"|
|Description||An inside look at the battle of Man vs. Nature
When massive hurricanes like Ivan and Katrina threaten the United States, it is up to the experts at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami to tell us when and where they will make landfall. And predicting a storm of this magnitude is a tricky and stressful thing. One wrong calculation could leave millions of unsuspecting people directly in a storm's deadly path.
Meet the experts from the NHC and work alongside them in their Miami fortress as they provide life-saving information to the population in Hurricanes: Florida's Nightmare, which previously aired on public television. Learn what it takes for a hurricane to develop, and find out how today's advanced technology can both help and hurt predictions. Then go behind the scenes and relive one of the most active hurricane seasons the Atlantic has ever seen!
[From inner cover]
The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season has been one of the deadliest and most costly within the last decade. At the center of it all, was Texas-sized Hurricane Ivan, which threatened residents of the northern gulf coast with its highest winds sustaining 165 mph. Watch from the expert point-of-view as the storm develops and find out how too much technology nearly sent predictions off course!
Inside the NHC
From the beginning of June to the end of November, Florida's pleasant tropical climate is at risk from some of the most powerful weather forces in Earth. Meet the meteorological forecasters on the front lines of these storms in Hurricanes: Florida's Nightmare. Step inside the National Hurricane Center in Miami with some of the country's most important minds, and spend one very stressful hurricane season in their shoes.
The DVD EXCELLENCE series
Hurricanes: Florida's Nightmare is part of TOPIC Entertainment's exclusive DVD Excellence series featuring programs previously enjoyed on public television. The world-class presentations in this series have sold more than a million copies.
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|ISBN / Bar Code number||(978-)1-60077-875-5 / 7 81735 60549 3|
|Video Format||1.33:1 (4:3) / Letterboxed|
|Audio Format||Dolby Digital|
|Disc Count||One (1)|
|Rated||G - General Audiences|
|Region||Region 1 - NTSC|
|Features||[MAIN MENU]: (1. Play Movie)|
|Production||TOPICS Entertainment® (www.topics-ent.com)|
|Company||TOPICS Entertainment® (www.topics-ent.com)|
|Item / Product Number||#60549|
|DVD Release||April 11, 2011 (????)|
|Run Time||Approx. 25 minutes (Intro - 00:23, Title Screen - 01:27, Feature - 24:02. Total DVD time: 25:52.)|
|Copyright||Box art and title ©2011 TOPICS Entertainment, Inc., Renton, WA. ©2005 Community Television Foundation of South Florida, Inc. All names are the registered trademarks of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. Look for other great selections from TOPICS Entertainment in leading retailers and at www.topics-ent.com.|
|Other||This box is made of recyclable material.
TOPICS Entertainment uses recycled paper whenever possible.
TOPICS Entertainment donates 5% of its pre-tax profits to education and conservation groups.
"There really isn't any such thing as a perfect forecast. They all have some degree of error."
- James Franklin, Hurricane Specialist
"A hurricane is basically a heat engine. It takes energy from the ocean surface—liquid water. That water then rises in the center of the storm and that releases heat. And this release of heat in the core of a storm, tends to lower the pressure, that energy gets converted from heat energy into wind energy. And, the winds increase, and if everything is right, or wrong depending on your point of view, the system can then develop."
- James Franklin, Hurricane Specialist
"Experts say that the hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 are part of an active weather cycle that may continue to produce above average numbers of tropical storms and destructive hurricanes. Recent events have shaped a new reality in our human experience and a rising awareness of the powerful forces of nature."