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Dangerous Earth

Episode 5: Tornado

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dr Helen Czerski peers into the heart of the storm to find out how advances in technology are giving new insight into tornadoes - the fastest winds on the planet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron
Producer:
Ben Wilson
Director:
Ben Wilson

Dangerous Earth

Episode 6: Iceberg

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The latest scientific insights into icebergs, from side-scanning sonar scrutinising the edge of glaciers to pictures that give us a unique glimpse of how they transform over time. Show more

Dangerous Earth

Episode 2: Volcano

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dr Helen Czerski looks at volcanoes. New thermal imagery and ultra high-speed photography capture the complex processes crucial to understanding how and why they erupt. Show more

Dangerous Earth

Episode 4: Aurora

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dr Helen Czerski looks at the latest scientific insight into the aurora - dancing lights in the night sky that have fascinated cultures throughout our history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron
Producer:
Ben Wilson
Director:
Ben Wilson

Dangerous Earth

Episode 3: Lightning

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dr Helen Czerski examines the hottest natural phenomenon on the planet - lightning. High-speed cameras show the secrets of upward lightning that's triggered by urban landscapes. Show more

Dangerous Earth

Episode 1: Avalanche

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dr Helen Czerski looks at the anatomy of an avalanche, from eyewitness footage from within one to detailed CT scans showing the microscopic changes that cause them. Show more