The first episode of Superstorm tx's this Sunday at 9pm on BBC1.
Set in the near future where global warming has led to ever more ferocious hurricanes, this exciting, factually-based drama follows a team of scientists as they embark on a project to investigate ways of diverting and weakening storms. In Episode 1, they are given clearance to fly into a small hurricane and seed it with silver iodide a technique first developed in the USA in 1960's in a government-funded project called Stormfury. However, a dreadful accident occurs just after the seeding takes place when the plane crashes, killing all on board.
The 3 part accompanying documentary 'The Science of Superstorm - The Taming of the Storm' follows straight after this at 10pm on BBC2.
This reveals the extraordinary history of hurricane modification through cloud seeding - the only proven form of weather control - and explores the future possibilities of controlling hurricanes as predicted by some of the world's leading scientists: