Magnetic storm

Format: DVD 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) QC815.2.M3528 2003x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
 
Call Number  (DVD) QC815.2.M3528 2003x
 
 
Summary
On March 13, 1989, the lights went out across Canada and the eastern seaboard of the United States. One of the most serious power grid failures in American history was caused by a magnetic storm. NOVA explores one of the most serious threats to life.
On March 13, 1989, the lights went out all across Canada and the eastern seaboard of the United States, as far south as New York. The most serious power grid failure in American history was caused by a magnetic storm in the earth's upper atmosphere, itself triggered by the eruption of a huge flare from the surface of the sun. Unusual as this event may seem, many scientists today are beginning to worry that it may be a harbinger of things to come, and that changes to the planet's magnetic field could make us ever more vulnerable to deadly radiation from space.
Contents
DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF)
A link to the Magnetic storm Web site pbs.org./nova/magnetic.

Additional Information
Subjects Geomagnetism.
Magnetic fields.
Earth (Planet) -- Core.
Documentary television programs.
Science television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Publisher [South Burlington, Vt.?] :WGBH Boston Video,2003
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Nova (Television program)
Contributors Sington, David.
Copp, Duncan.
Galusha, Gene.
DOX Productions Ltd.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Narrator, Gene Galusha.
Language English
Closed captioned; described for the visually handicapped.
Notes Documentary.
Originally produced as a segment of the television series: Nova.
System Details DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1593751079
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