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2015-05-20 23:01:03

From June 1 through July 15, NCAR researchers and their colleagues from across North America will fan out each evening across the Great Plains to study the mysterious phenomenon of nighttime thunderstorms.

2015-05-14 08:25:38

During National Electrical Safety Month, LPI raises awareness for lightning, an overlooked electrical hazard HARTFORD, Conn., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is National

2015-05-07 23:03:13

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "2014 Surge Arrester Industry Report - Global and Chinese Market Scenario" to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

2015-04-28 08:22:41

First Systems in the UK on the Road Now LOVELAND, Colo., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado-based manufacturer of hybrid systems that transform buses and trucks in urban environments

2015-04-15 23:05:59

ConnectAndSell, the leader in Advanced Sales Acceleration, announced today the key performance indicator report of the ConnectAndSell "Top 100 Power Users" of 2014 Los

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2015-04-08 07:00:02

How shocking! This new NASA map shows what regions of the world are most likely to experience these sudden electrostatic discharges.

2015-02-18 23:01:44

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2015-01-14 08:22:46

Richmond, Va-based Madison+Main works with LPI in building new online presence to be unveiled at LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in March MARYVILLE, Mo., Jan.


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.