Hurricane! (Nova)


Hurricane! (Nova)

Hurricane! (episode: 1616 (308)) is a "Nova" episode that aired on November 7, 1989 on PBS. The episode describes the fury of a hurricane and the history of hurricane forecasting. The episode features footage of Hurricane Camille of 1969 and Hurricane Gilbert of 1988 and behind the scenes footage at the National Hurricane Center as forecasters tracked Hurricane Gilbert from its formation to its landfall in northern Mexico. Notable meteorologists, Hugh Willoughby, Bob Sheets (then director of the National Hurricane Center) and Jeff Masters were shown in the episode.cite web|author=Physlink.com|year=2007|title=NOVA:Hurricane! on DVD|accessdate=2007-01-16|url=http://www.physlink.com/estore/cart/HurricaneDVD.cfm?SID=25] The episode was released on VHS home video under the same episode title and distributed by WGBH Boston video. [cite web|author=Amazon.com|year=2007|title=Nova: Hurricane (1989)|accessdate=2007-01-16|url=http://www.amazon.com/Nova-Hurricane/dp/6304462921] In 2004, the "Nova" episode was released on DVD and featured a different cover picture and title style. [cite web|author=CD Universe|year=2007|title=Nova - Hurricane! DVD|accessdate=2007-01-16|url=http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=6744504] In 1997, UAV Corp. also distributed the "Nova" episode under the title Deadly Hurricanes which contains additional footage of Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Iniki of 1992. The UAV version of the episode has since been discontinued. [cite web|author=Amazon.com|title=Deadly Hurricanes (1997)|accessdate=2007-01-16|url=http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Hurricanes/dp/6304575084/sr=8-4/qid=1168971160/ref=sr_1_4/002-1689009-6468059?ie=UTF8&s=video]

Quotes

*"It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen"- Hugh Willoughby.
*"Even if we could issue the perfect forecast, it does no good unless you motivate people to take the right action."- Bob Sheets.

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