The Weather Experiment

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04A Balloon Ascent20150514

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous quest to understand the weather. In today's episode lives are imperilled when scientific enquiry into the upper atmosphere leads to an ascent in a balloon called Mammoth. Tim McMullan reads.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

05Prognostications And Forecasts20150515

Peter Moore's vivid account of the nineteenth century quest to understand the weather. Today, the first forecasts prove controversial among the scientific community, and Robert FitzRoy's reputation is threatened. The reader is Tim McMullan.

The abridger is Sara Davies

The producer is Elizabeth Allard