Earth Science


Fire 50 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the hottest natural phenomena on Earth: lightning and volcanoes. More than 3 million lightning bolts strike the planet each day, each 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun and carrying millions of volts of electricity. It kills many thousands of people each year and many more are severely injured. Exactly how lightning works is only just being uncovered. Supe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Ice 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the coldest natural phenomena on Earth: icebergs and avalanches. Avalanches claim hundreds of lives every year. Now scientists are learning how something as tiny, fragile and delicate as a snowflake can transform into something as deadly as an avalanche. Changes in snow can give it the quality of concrete when someone is buried underneath it, and CT scanners are h...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Wind 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena on Earth: tornadoes and auroras. We look into the heart of the storm to find out how advances in technology and eyewitness footage are transforming our understanding of tornadoes—the fastest winds on the planet. New technologies are furthering our understanding of the extreme weather events that produce them and what gives...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Dangerous Earth 150 min.

The last five years have seen rapid developments in camera technology. The result is a wealth of new footage capturing incredible natural phenomena, up close and in stunning detail. This rich seam of filmed material has become an invaluable resource for scientists, pushing their research into uncharted territory. Dangerous Earth delves into this fantastic bank of footage to uncover the latest scie...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Anthropocene: A New Age of Humans—Catalyst 29 min.

Human impacts on the way our planet functions have now become so extreme that many scientists are claiming the Earth has shifted out of the Holocene state and into a new geological epoch. They’re calling it "The Anthropocene", the new age of humans, because millions of years after we are gone, the scar of our existence will be visible in the rocks of tomorrow. In this program, we look at how the l...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control 51 min.

When it comes to regulating global temperatures, forget the Amazon rainforest. It’s the oceans that really deserve the title of 'lungs of the planet'. Their plankton provides us with oxygen. Their currents transport heat from the tropical regions to the poles, acting as an air conditioner. They absorb almost a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted annually. But so much of what they do and exactly...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Earth: The Inside Story 57 min.

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and extreme weather. Has Earth always been this way? Featuring footage of top geologic hot spots on every continent, the film traces the scientifically-based story of the 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, from the core to the crust and up into the atmosphere.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2015

Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 52 min.

Discover the mysteries of the Atlantic ocean in all its moods, from its darkest depths to its coastline and islands, and learn about the people and wildlife whose lives are shaped by its rhythms. The Atlantic is an ocean everyone thinks they know, but what we see from the shore is only a fraction of the story. This beautiful and dramatic series takes viewers on a mind-blowing journey from north to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

From Heaven to Hell (Tropical)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 53 min.

The warm, tropical Atlantic Ocean is home to dolphin, manatees, coral reefs filled with algae, fishermen, and many more species. As the temperature rises in the summer and is cooled by torrential downpours caused by hurricanes, the life cycles of the flora and fauna are affected in their oceanic habitats. This film features the Atlantic spotted dolphins, the lush sanctuary of the mangrove forest,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Life Stream (North)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 52 min.

The Atlantic Ocean stretches 10,000 miles, including a 90 kilometer stretch of a warm current called the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream propels the migration of many different animal species, creating unique feeding frenzies for the predatory whales of the Atlantic Ocean. Jellyfish, sea turtles, fish, plankton, and people are also affected by the Gulf Stream that warms Northern Europe and keeps the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015