The short film FRACTAL was filmed by Chad Cowan and is all about the spectacular thunderstorm supercells. The least common form of thunderstorm yet the most violent. Large hail of greater than baseball size, strong damaging winds, tornadoes, thunder, and lightning – they are a demonstration of the sheer power of nature.

Supercells are the results of moisture, wind shear, instability, and lift. Or as Cowam reasons, it is all about extreme imbalance and the resulting extreme correction of imbalance.

Supercell thunderstorms are a manifestation of nature’s attempt to correct an extreme imbalance. The ever ongoing effort to reach equilibrium, or entropy, is what drives all of our weather, and the force with which the atmosphere tries to correct this imbalance is proportional to the gradient. In other words, the more extreme the imbalance, the more extreme the storm.

If you have access to a 4K TV or monitor, you can enjoy FRACTAL in all of its high-resolution glory.

 


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