In 2017, modern weather forecasting was put to the test when Hurricane Harvey threatened the Gulf Coast of Texas. Rutgers University climatologist David Robinson and Houston meteorologist Jeff Lindner recount what made that powerful hurricane so unusual and how advancements in weather forecasting helped give tens of thousands of people enough time to get out of harm’s way.
This short film by Redglass Pictures is part of the series From Research to Reward, a collection of videos and articles examining the impact of scientific research on our lives.
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A film by Sarah Klein & Tom Mason
Director of Photography: Tom Mason
Edited by Tom Mason
Associate Editor: Jessica Gidal
Motion Graphics by Kathleen Chee