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Space Station Sensor To Capture Striking Lightning Data

Space Station Sensor To Capture 'Striking' Lightning Data

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...

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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,...

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...


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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