Season 24, Episode 18 Avalanche!
First Aired: November 25, 1997
Researchers dig through the snowy mountains of Iceland and Switzerland in "a battle to understand and control" the destructive powers of the "Avalanche." Included: a visit to Flateyri, Iceland, where 20 people were buried by 250,000 tons of snow in 1995.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)