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Sun, sunlight and weather patterns

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Summary:Explains the origin of tropical storms, of tropical rain forests and polar deserts, shows the route and the effect of the Gulf Stream and its role in the Little Ice Age of the 16th century. Theorizes about the events that caused the Sahara to become desert and examines the link between these events, changes in the sun's activity, and the cycles involving dust storms and volcanic eruption.
Contributor:Redhead, Mark
Peck, Bob, 1945-1999
Provider:Vision Group
Caméras continentales
Société française de production
London Weekend Television, ltd.
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Topical subjects:Weather
Climatic changes
Climatology
Physical geography
Genre:Science television programs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Credits:Narrator, Bob Peck; cameraman, Pierre Nagy; editor, Martyn Horne; music, Steve Nieve.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Agriculture, Environment, Conservation, the Natural World
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Science, Technology, and Math
Collection:Films@UM
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