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2014-03-15 23:03:00

Starting 4-1-14, STRIKEnet lightning verification reports will be available at http://www.weatherfusion.com. Norman,

Fire Detection Satellite Designed By UC Berkeley Scientists
2013-10-22 12:24:33

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it's time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite.

Earth Networks: An In-Depth Corporate Profile (Part 2)
2013-04-05 12:28:30

In the second installment of redOrbit's 6-part series, we take a closer look at the technology behind Earth Network's Total Lightning Network (ENTLN).

Lightning Safety Awareness Week
2012-06-26 06:33:07

The week of June 24-June 30 is noted as “Lightning Safety Week”. So what are some things that you can do when you hear the first crackle of thunder?

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2008-03-28 11:49:52

The mechanism behind different types of lightning may now be understood, thanks to a combination of direct observation and computer modeling reported by a team of researchers from New Mexico Tech and Penn State.


Latest Lightning detection Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-10 10:05:27

When we think of thunderstorms we have to remember the deadliest part of those storms and that is the lightning that occurs with them. Lightning is found in many forms. The first type of lightning is known as cloud to cloud meaning that the electric charge travels from one cloud to the other. The second type of lightning is the Cloud to Air meaning the lighting moves from the cloud and enters the clear air of the sky. A third type of lightning is the cloud to ground. This is the most...

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2009-07-21 16:27:18

Heat Lightning is actually faint flashes of lightning reflecting outward from distant thunderstorms. These flashes usually do not produce thunder as the storm is sometimes too far away to be heard. The term heat lightning got its name because it often occurs on hot summer nights and does not produce audible thunder. One reason heat lightning can be seen so far away is due to the reflection of the light bouncing off water particles in moist, humid air and as light is scattered throughout the...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.