Disasters, whether manmade or made by Mother Nature, are a part of life on Earth. Hurricanes, massive explosions, tornadoes, floods, mudslides and fires sometimes threaten human lives and ravage communities.
Join Discovery Science on its quest to understand the unexplained phenomena that causes these calamities and its impact in Against The Elements that airs every day at 9 PM.
The series features leading scientists that analyse astonishing, spectacular scenes of force driven by air, earth, fire and water. From terrifying tornadoes and devastating flows of water to massive sinkholes and raging building or fuel tank infernos, scientists reveal for viewers exactly what is happening chemically, physically and environmentally during every moment of these incredible events from around the world.
In the first episode, viewers will see the dangers of an F4 tornado in South Dakota; a mudslide barreling down a winding hillside road in Oregon; a crude oil tank burning out of control in Texas; and a man caught in the raging current of Niagara Falls. Each disaster is scrutinized by a different expert including meteorology professor Bill Gallus of Iowa State University; firefighting trainer Gordon Lohmeyer; Portland State University geologist Scott Burns; and geological engineer Ed Medley.
[stextbox id=”alert”]Some of the disasters featured in the series include:
Air : Storm chaser tests his barometric pressure measure in a tornado. Earth: Father and son face death as they try to escape a mudslide. Fire: Crude oil tank fire threatens to boil over and injure rescuers. Water: Man tries to jump over Niagara Falls.
Water : As a cruise liner sinks its crew abandons passengers and ship. Fire: Brush fire threatens to consume family trying to escape. Earth: Basilica ceiling crumbles and buries insiders alive. Air: A strong wind sends window washers flying through the sky.
Earth : Sinkhole swallows million dollar mansion. Air: Hot air balloon crashes into radio tower. Fire: Liquid propane explodes and swallows everything in its path. Water: Coast Guard tries to rescue overboard crew of sinking artic fishing vessel.[/stextbox]