Saturday, 13. September 2008

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters

Nature Unleashed investigates what we know and are still learning about nature’s terrifying power by focusing on four types of disasters—earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. These phenomena are the spectacular results of forces that drive our ever-changing planet and dramatically affect the lives of everyone around the world. From Pompeii to Papua New Guinea, from New Orleans to Greenburg, Kansas, Nature Unleashed examines the science behind the history and the headlines.

To understand how natural phenomena work, interactive displays and animations let you trigger an earthquake, simulate a tsunami, generate a virtual volcano, and stand within the center of a roaring tornado. Images, artifacts, and inspiring survivor stories then bring home the realities of recent disasters by revealing how people adapt to living at risk.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters

Eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980

Posted at 13.09.08 @ 11:56 | Category Knowledge & Science |