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2014-10-15 12:21:21

Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. The sensor will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)...

2014-10-14 08:39:38

New Salesforce1 Lightning, the next generation of the Salesforce1 Platform, empowers anyone to quickly build the innovative mobile apps that every company needs SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DREAMFORCE 2014 -- Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, today launched Salesforce1 Lightning, the fastest way to build mobile apps. Salesforce1 Lightning, the next generation of the Salesforce1 Platform, empowers anyone to quickly build the innovative...

2014-10-08 08:24:12

MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fire stations across the country are seeing fewer lightning-related losses thanks to a safety initiative that continues to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for at-risk structures. The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) began the "Building Lightning Safe Communities" initiative two years ago in an effort to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community. Since then,...

space lightning
2014-09-09 03:30:06

Janet Anderson and Jessica Eagan, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains “spares,” too. These flight hardware backups allow NASA to seamlessly continue work in the unlikely event something goes down for a repair. When projects end, these handy spares can sometimes find second lives in new areas for use. Researchers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight...

2014-09-03 12:26:29

Designed for Use in the Home, Car, and Business to Enable a Charge and Sync Connection Between iPhones, iPads, and iPods While a Protective Case is in Use. BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CableJive, leading provider of high-quality cables and adapters for smartphones and tablets, now offers a 6 foot dockXtender for Lightning, an 8-pin male to 8-pin female black Lightning extension cable. dockXtender for Lightning is an extension cable used to connect phones and tablets to...

2014-08-30 23:04:55

Automatic Lightning Protection supplier launches new website offering all necessary lightning protection equipment and installation instruction manuals. Mosinee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Automatic Lightning Protection is thrilled to announce that it has launched a new website that focuses on delivering the best services and lightning protection supplies for clients living in the affected areas. The new website can be viewed at http://lightningrod.com/. Automatic Lightning...

2014-08-26 23:13:56

The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed to a $130,000 investment to the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science for the procurement of a tracker vehicle and a new lightning detection instrument to be integrated into a small, unmanned aircraft. This system is being designed to measure electric field changes associated with lightning strikes. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 This investment is a continuation of support from the Jonathan Merage...

TRMM satellite
2014-08-26 05:23:40

Rani Gran, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Pressure readings from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) fuel tank on July 8 indicated that the satellite was nearly at the end of its fuel supply. As a result, NASA has ceased maneuvers to keep the satellite at its operating altitude of 402 kilometers (~250 miles). With its speed decreasing, TRMM has begun to drift downward. A small amount of fuel remains to conduct debris avoidance maneuvers to ensure the satellite remains...

Hurricane Julio Gamma Ray Flash
2014-08-08 02:00:26

Francis Reddy and Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Fermi and Aqua satellites captured two different views of bursts of strength show by Hurricane Julio as it intensified. NASA's Fermi satellite saw a gamma-ray flash from Julio, while NASA's Aqua satellite saw Julio become more structurally organized as a hurricane. Fermi Spots Julio's Gamma-Ray Flash Shortly after 4:19 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 4, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope showed that Julio packs a...

Pele Is Powerful, Even In The Sky
2014-07-30 03:13:40

University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST A recent study from the atmospheric scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa revealed that although they are microscopic, gasses and particles from Kīlauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie—affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm. In July 2013, as Flossie approached the Hawaiian Islands, satellites steadily monitored lightning, rainfall, cloud cover, temperature and winds, In addition,...


Latest Lightning 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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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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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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