A 5-part series for viewers of all ages, on the most potentially devastating and powerful phenomena known to man. A virtual what, how, when, where, why and wow of Mother Nature’s most wild side. Each program includes carefully chaptered segments covering all the principal elements of understanding for any age viewer.Tsunamis
One of the worst natural disasters in history happened in December of 2004. It was a tsunami. A massive wall of water crashed on to the shore in Indonesia. It smashed into villages and swept away almost everything in its path. But a tsunami is just another sign that Mother Nature is continuing her natural process of change. Fortunately for us, dangerous tsunamis are also extremely rare.
An earthquake can be one of the most destructive natural disasters on Earth! It comes without warning and in a matter of seconds can level a city.
We live in an ocean of air. It's all around us, everyplace, all the time ... so most of the time we don't even think about it. We only notice air when it moves – when it becomes a wind. Wind can be part of a storm that can make for messy weather. In certain parts of the country people have to watch out for one of the most dangerous forms that wind can take, tornadoes!
Hurricanes are nature's giants, some reaching up to nine miles tall!! But one thing is nearly certain – every year there will be a few hurricanes that do hit land.
From space, a hurricane looks like a giant, circular, swirling cloud – with a hole in the center. The hole is called the “eye” of the storm.
A hurricane is one of the biggest, most dramatic shows that Nature can put on. It's an extreme example of our global weather system in action. A hurricane is an awe-inspiring event – but one you'll want to observe from a safe distance!
Volcanoes are part of the natural process of the earth. They can bring terrible disaster. But they also have a lot of benefits for humans. Some of the best farmland in the world is in soil created by volcanoes.