The Earth’s Furies: Avalanches

This 12 part series explores the science behind natural disasters in search of a deeper understanding. Through animated graphics, interviews with scientists and eyewitnesses, and stunning images, it brings these spectacularly destructive forces of nature to life.

Avalanches can reach speeds of 30 km an hour, exerting a force ten times stronger than cyclones. They have the power to crush buildings, bring down walls and blow up houses. But now, thanks to new scientific developments we can understand more about the mechanisms of avalanches. How can they be predicted and their impact limited?

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  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 52
  • Production: Eclectic
  • Director: Franck Gombert, Richard Poisson
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP, GER
  • Country of production: France


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