How Does Weather Actually Work? | Richard Hammond's Wild Weather Compilation | Earth Stories

Weather is one of the most astonishing forces on earth. With devastating power and spectacular beauty, no matter where on this planet you live. But for most of us, how it actually works is a mystery. To really understand the science behind weather, Richard Hammond takes on some ambitious and brave experiments to show us weather like we’ve never seen before.
Starting with how wind actually originates, Hammond visits one of the windiest places on the planet, Mount Washington, New Hampshire. He walks into the centre of a man-made tornado and creates a 10-metre high whirlwind – made of fire! He then investigates the crucial role of water and tries to weigh a cloud, finds out how rain could crush a car and gets involved in starting an avalanche before finally finishing with the crucial role temperature plays in the role of weather and natural disasters alike.

Wind: 00:00-56:53
Water: 56:54- 1:43:44
Temperature: 1:43:45-2:51:11

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  1. Can't remember the name of the guy who first invented the TIV but Reed wasn't the one who came up with the design, the true person who invented the TIV sadly was killed while going after a twister. He called Reed's "TIV" the red shoe cause of how pitiful it looked and it still looks like shit, the original design belongs to Sean Casey!
    The Tornado Intercept Vehicle 1 (TIV 1) and Tornado Intercept Vehicle 2 (TIV 2) are vehicles used to film with an IMAX camera from very close to or within a tornado. They were designed by film director Sean Casey <3
    Only true Storm Chasers Fans know that Reed Copied Sean Casey.

  2. I'll tell you why they don't know what happens inside the tornado, and why also most houses in the USA are made out of wood, rebuilding houses gives money to the government,.

  3. You must be an idiot if you do not know they have been engineering the weather for a very very long time. Look at the patents!!! climate change is nothing but BS. as the Sun drives all weather except for what the Military is doing by hitting all the bread baskets of the world. Wake UP!!!

  4. Thanks for another refreshing presentation of our weather ✨👍🏽
    Oh what a brilliant and talented recourse we have with you. Looking forward to following your meteorological career☀️❄️🌦️ 🤙🏽

  5. 23 million dollars for a room full of wind !!!
    So that means some political party is 20 million dollars richer 😅.
    Just put a few sensors on the floor and a few fans around edges from china and put in a few PCs and then weld a few sheets of aluminium to the side of a humvee and make it look like a time machine and call it the Dominator for the extra edge to make it look and feel like they spent £23 million 😅😅😅😅😅🤣😂😂.

    Yeah right..

    Funny how china can build the worlds highest and longest cable bridge for an extra $100 million 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

    No wonder we can't get ourselves out of the shite we are in at the moment in the west !?!?!!!?!.

    It took America to build a bridge 3 years on a freeway and over budget?.
    A bridge in china was pulled down and rebuilt in just 48 hours !!!.

    It's quite embarrassing to watch it on the TV as we was the leaders of all this type of stuff just 60 years ago!!!.
    The west really needs to stop worrying about having wars to make money and killing people with meds from big pharma and just concentrate on the bigger picture.
    We as civilians also got greedy and wanted bigger houses and cars and more watches and material things.
    This will come once we all pull together and get our fingers out of our backsides.
    It used to make me laugh watching the workmen on building sites and roadworks just leaning on their shovels.
    Is it any wonder 🤔🤔🤔??.
    It's time to realise that work does infact set you free and gives us purpose.
    We need to stop looking for the big paychecks and start thinking about our grandchildren! Fact 💯%

  6. I've always thought that tornadoes were living things. Angry living things. A real tornado of course has debris in it that can kill you, more than the wind itself. Also if it picks you up and tosses you out somewhere else. That'll do you in, too. Such a fascinating subject matter. Sometimes I think I missed my calling to be a tornado chaser.

  7. Typical junk English (UK) junk science. Long on drama and ego (look at me). The pressure gradient force, the Coriolis effect, and friction are what cause wind speed and direction. If you want to continue to contribute to his lifestyle, that's your choice. I'm sure it's better than yours. However, you're also supporting fiction, not science, so be happy in your entertainment fantasy.

  8. How does it work? Energy. Not chemical. If you really want better information look into Wilhelm Reich and Dr James DeMeo. The only people I listen to about how weather works are people that proved they could manipulate it. Like Tesla said: Think Energy, frequency, and vibration.

  9. Well done guys! Best Proper People episode! This is a facinating presentation of a working steam plant. Alex is a pleasure to listen to and his passion for steam engines is contagious. Would love to see Alex have his own videos with you guys filming again❤


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