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Green Lightning Explained
2013-12-11 05:43:47

Mysterious green lightning, seen emerging from an ash cloud in images of a May 2008 volcanic eruption in Chile, is likely more common than we realize.

2013-12-08 23:01:08

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2013-12-03 23:25:05

Recently, RFcnn.com has announced its gas tube surge arrester collection. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Recently, RFcnn.com, an innovation-based company

Lightning Study To Be The Subject Of NASA Firefly Mission
2013-11-16 04:39:20

NASA is preparing to launch an inexpensive, football-sized probe to study lightning, including its effects on the atmosphere and the possible link between the phenomenon and powerful energy bursts known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes.

NASA FireStation Understanding Thunderstorms
2013-11-04 15:33:49

NASA’s FireStation instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is helping scientists learn more about the party taking place inside a thunderstorm.

lightning strikes affect mountain tops
2013-10-15 10:20:36

Using a simple magnetic compass and a little ingenuity, researchers have found that lighting strikes have a far greater impact on mountaintops than previously thought.

Climate Models Help Researchers Understand Atmospheric Electricity
2013-10-04 08:51:04

A detectable electrification of the air is caused by electrical currents born from thunderstorms. These currents flow through the atmosphere and around the globe, even in places with no thunderstorm activity.

New Work May Be Key To Avoiding Large-scale Power Outages
2013-09-27 12:40:33

Streamers may be great for decorating a child's party, but in dielectrics, they are the primary origin of electric breakdown.


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