1994, 28:30 minutes
“Hurricane Force: A Coastal Perspective” focuses on the coastal impacts of three recent major hurricanes. The film follows U.S. Geological Survey scientists studying hurricane impacted coasts while connecting the environmental and economic consequences of these storms. Using 3D animations created at Silicon Graphics Inc. combined with footage shot by daring “hurricane chasers” the film initially relates how hurricanes form and progress — followed by a detailed account of the impacts of Hurricane Andrew (on coastal Louisiana in 1992), Hurricane Hugo (on coral reefs in Puerto Rico in 1989), and Hurricane Iniki (on the coast and offshore of Kauai, Hawaii in 1992).
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1994, 5:00 minutes
This 5:00 minute short immediately follows the longer program. It also combines actual hurricane footage with animations and graphics created at Silicon Graphics Inc., while giving a more detailed account of how hurricane form and progress.