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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,...

2014-07-30 08:22:45

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Growth Opportunities for Global Commercial Lightning Strike Protection Market 2014-2020: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysishttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2132259/Growth-Opportunities-for-Global-Commercial-Lightning-Strike-Protection-Market-2014-2020-Trends-Forecast-and-Opportunity-Analysis.html Background:Global commercial lightning strike protection market is expected to grow...

2014-07-28 23:09:55

Kit Meets Portability Needs in Space Critical Logistics Environments Greenville, NC (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 LBA Technology, Inc., a unit of LBA Group, Inc., announced a new portable lightning mast kit designed to provide effective lightning protection yet be extraordinarily portable. The 38-foot PLP38-6-SP-PK meets these requirements in the form of a high mobility fly-away kit. “This latest addition to the PLP Series combines portability with highly effective lightning protection. This is...

2014-07-24 16:24:54

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As outdoor sports heat-up local fields, it is important that parents, coaches and children take precautions when it comes to weather. Lightning - which is very common during this time of year -- causes an average of 62 deaths and 300 injuries in the United States each year, according to the National Weather Service. But nearly all injuries can be avoided by taking simple precautions. "Sports are exciting and fun. But, finishing a game is never worth...

2014-07-23 23:01:26

SHINE and GLPS partner to promote WXGuard Lightning diverters in Europe. Adams, MA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 SHINE is pleased to announce the appointment of Global Lightning Protection Services A/S (GLPS) as the European distributor for the entire WXGuard line of lightning diverters. GLPS will be providing customers with lightning protection solutions in both the wind and aerospace markets. This latest addition to the sales channel affirms the strategic initiative to provide the European wind...

2014-07-08 23:11:59

Impress Customers with Professional Ice Cream Labels from Lightning Labels Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 July marks National Ice Cream Month, so it's important that restaurants and other businesses involved with the frozen novelty industry take a hard look at their ice cream labels. High-grade, professional labels can help producers and restaurants grab the attention of potential buyers, which is critical in a month when sales are projected to be higher than normal due to the...

2014-06-28 08:21:22

HARTFORD, Conn., June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are sponsoring a "Building Lightning Safe Communities Campaign" as a continuation of its recent initiative to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community. LPI-certified master installer firms are participating in the campaign to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for designated fire stations...

2014-06-25 23:05:50

Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and Amica Insurance has answers to common lightning questions. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are approximately 50 deaths a year from lightning strikes. Amica is sharing information from the NWS to help promote safety during lightning storms: Q: Is heat lightning...

2014-06-24 23:15:04

Lightning Labels Offers Durable Labels that are Crucial During the Hot Summer Months Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Heat can be a harsh element to deal with, which is why companies need to consider durable labels for all of their products exposed to hot summer weather. Failure to consider the heat can lead to labels that may fade, fall off products or otherwise suffer damage that makes them difficult to read and reduces the marketability of the product in question. Lightning Labels, a...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.