Terra X: Wild Planet

Episode 3: Storms

In Part 3, we take a look at different types of storms and show how they can trigger and reinforce each other. We accompany scientists as they try to understand wind and storm systems and improve storm and climate prediction.

In Leipzig, clouds are generated to find out how they develop, a process that surprisingly is still not fully understood.

In Chester County, South Carolina, hurricanes of up to category 3 are created to test buildings and make them more stable.

In Tokyo, underground concrete cathedrals known as G-Cans have been built to absorb excess water produced by typhoons.

Physicist Shimon Wdowinski is starting to understand a mysterious natural phenomenon, namely that earthquakes may be triggered by extreme storms.