AND GEOLOGIC HAZARDS
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Warning? - The History Channel - The Earth is getting
unmistakably warmer. But is this vast potentially catastrophic climate
change the result of human behavior? Or is it simply the Earth's natural
cycle of warming and cooling periods that have occurred since the planet formed?
Tsunami - Are We Next? - Discovery Channel - 20 minutes after a
9.2 earthquake, the real west coast disaster will strike. Go deep below
the surface to the site of the December 2004 tsunami and discover the chain of
events that will lead to a U.S. catastrophe.
Power (Flash Floods) - 17.15 minutes; NOAA
floods in Pittsburgh, PA; Big Thompson canyon, CO; and elsewhere are recorded.
Various survivors relate their stories of the events.
of '93 - 28.5 minutes; Sunflower Journeys
of this tape discusses the flood of '93 at the Tuttle Creek Reservoir in
the vicinity of Manhattan, Kansas. Dr. Alan Archer of Kansas State
University discusses the canyon cut by processes of erosion in Permian age
Eruption of Mt. St. Helen's -
in detail this recent volcanic eruption.
Fifth Estate: The Ocean Ranger
- 57 minutes.
story of the capsizing and sinking of one of the world's most advanced
drilling platforms in 1982 off the coast of Newfoundland.
Flood of '93 - 27 minutes; Corps of Engineers
discusses the flood which occurred in the summer of '93 at Milford and
Tuttle Creek reservoirs. It includes a discussion by Dr. Ron West
of the algal stromatolite beds exposed below the dam at Tuttle Creek as
a result of the flood.
to Field Trips - 22 minutes; Corps of Engineers.
the flood of '93 in northeastern Kansas and its relation -ship to Milford
and Tuttle Creek reservoirs. A field trip of 4-H members, led by
Dr. Ron West of Kansas State University, examines the exposed geologic
section. Dr. West describes this geologic section exposed as a result
of the flood as well as the fossils in this section.
Hawaiian Volcanoes - 25 minutes; Smithsonian Institution - USGS.
tape opens with fine shots of the recent eruption of Kilauea and accompanying
lava flows. There is a good explanation of plate tectonics included.
Quake - 60 minutes; NOVA
This tape reviews
the Northridge earthquake that struck the Los Angeles area on January 18,
1994. The geophysicists were confused as to the epicenter as the
fault failed to reach the surface, stopping five miles below. They
eventually turned to the "oil geologists" for help; these geologists had
been studying the subsurface in the Los Angeles Basin for years.
It was determined that there are perhaps as many as 100 of these "blind
thrust" faults underlying the Los Angeles area which, with movement, could
create catastrophic results. The mechanics of earthquakes are discussed.
It is interesting that a comment from one of the scientists was to the
effect that "California would look like Kansas if it were not for the faults
and earthquakes." This is an excellent tape.
in Flames - 26 minutes; Neal Adams Firefighters - 1992
program discusses the work required to extinguish the oil field fires left
in Kuwait after the Gulf War of 1991.
Message from the
Mountain - 17 minutes;
Northern lights Production. Eruption
of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 and the resultant landslide, the greatest ever in
recorded history is captured on film. Various characteristics of volcanic
eruptions are described such as: mud flows, lava flows, ash columns, etc.
How activity prior to eruption is now being recorded in order to successfully
predict future eruptions.
Andesite Volcano -
52 minutes; Living Letters Production
documents the eruption of this spectacular volcano from its beginning in
1995. It also looks into the volcanic processes of andesite volcanoes.
Beauty - the Hidden Danger of Mt. Rainier - 29 minutes.
on this tape described the dangers of this beautiful, active volcano, in
particular, the threat of mud flows to communities in the area. A
comparison with Mt. St. Helen's is made.
Alpha - 45 minutes; Offshore Rig Fire/No. Sea 45 minutes
events leading to and during the explosion and fire at a producing platform
in the North Sea that resulted in the death of 167 people.
Volcanic Risk - 20 minutes; UNESCO & IAVEC
the three ingredients of safety associated with volcanoes: Identify areas
hazard during volcanic eruptions, Monitor volcanoes, Prepare emergency plans.
Risk: Vocanic Hazards From Mt. Hood, Oregon - 14 minutes; USGS
the hazards that would be produced by and eruption of Mt. Hood and what
is being done to plan for them
Story of America's Great Volcanoes - 62 minutes; Questar
tape has footages from the eruption of Mt. Lassen in 1914 and records the
eruption of Mt. St. Helens. It also covers other active and previously
active areas in America including those in the Hawaiian Islands.
Ultimate Guide: Volcanoes - 52 minutes; The Discovery
tape details the past history of pyroclastic flows in the Caribbean and
also outlines preventive evacuations, warnings etc. of potential flows
in South America.
Volcanic Activity - 26 minutes; AVCEI - UNESCO
looks at seven types of volcanic hazards - ash fall, hot ash flows, mud
flows, volcanic landslides, volcanic tsunamis, lava flows and volcanic
gases. Volcano 53 minutes; National Geographic. Join Maurice and
Katia Krafft as they travel the world filming volcanoes. They are
usually the first to film
the birth of a volcano.
- Parts I & II - 2 tapes - 88 minutes; Goldhil Productions
Part I - Nature's
Fury (34 minutes)
of famous volcanic eruptions are detailed, including those in South America,
North America and Hawaii. The dangers of Mt. Rainier are also described.
Part II - A Killer
Volcano (54 minutes)
gives the complete story of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, including
a description of the events leading up to the eruption and the aftermath
of that eruption. When the Bay Area Quakes - 20 minutes; Globalvision (USGS).
This tape documents the earthquake of October 17, 1989, which struck the
bay area. Excellent diagrams are graphically displayed explaining
this earthquake and the predictions concerning future earthquakes.
Highlights - 33.3 minutes; NOAA
is a compilation of a number of films depicting tornadoes, primarily in
Texas and the resultant damage.
the Bay Area Quakes - 20 minutes; Globalvision (USGS)
documents the earthquake of October 17, 1989, which struck the bay area.
Excellent diagrams are graphically displayed explaining this earthquake
and the predictions concerning future earthquakes.
Guatemala Landslide - 22 minutes; Environmental Research Ctr.,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
landslide (January 5, 1991) along the Zunil fault is described in detail.