Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 57

Snow

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 10, 2006 on The History Channel
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It is the bane of every suburban parent and the joy to every school kid. Born in a swirling storm cloud through a process called nucleation, the characteristics of snow flakes are threatened by pollution trapped in the clouds.
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      • Narrator: A single snowflake showcases nature's wonder, combined they flaunt its fury. Snow can stop a city in its tracks and let thrill seekers make their own. Scientists can create individual flakes in the lab while ski resorts make billions of them to stay in business. It wields the power of sudden death and its demise nurtures a new season. Now: Snow, on Modern Marvels.

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      • Commentators:

        Kenneth Libbrecht, PhD
        Professor of Physics, CalTech

        Thomas H. Painter, PhD
        Research Scientists, National Snow and Ice Data Center

        Gannet Hallar, PhD
        Director, Storm Peak Laboratory

        Ian McCubbin
        GeoEngineer, Storm Peak Laboratory

        Jeff Proteau
        VP/Director of Operations, Telluride Ski Resort

        Stephen R. West
        Snow Making Plant Manager, Steamboat Ski Resort

        Craig Sterbenz
        Snow Safety Director, Telluride Ski Resort

        Ed La Chapelle
        Professor Emeritus, University of Washington

        Dale Atkins
        Avalanche Rescue Expert

        JuJu Jullien
        Distributor, Avalanche Airbag ABS system

        Aaron Mentkowski
        Meteorologist, WKBW-TV

        Charles Morgante
        Regional Director of Operations, NYSDOT

        Patrick Manicki
        Driver Operator, NYSDOT

        Leonard Cheff
        Operator, NYSDOT

        Robert Davis, PhD
        CRREL Director and Research Scientist

        James Lever, PhD
        Mechanical Engineer, CRREL

        Sally Shoop, PhD
        Research Civil Engineer, CRREL

        Mary Albert, PhD
        Research Mechanical Engineer, CRREL

        Genevieve LeMoine
        Curator, Perry-MacMillan Arctic Museum

        Ed Huesers
        President, Grand Shelters

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