News tagged with thunderstorms

What causes lightning?

Thunder and lightning. When it comes to the forces of nature, few other things have inspired as much fear, reverence, or fascination – not to mention legends, mythos, and religious representations. As with all things in ...

dateJul 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA's GPM sees dry air affecting Typhoon Halola

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core observatory passed over Typhoon Halola and saw that the northern side of the storm lacked rainfall. Dry air moving into the storm from the north was sapping the development ...

dateJul 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA sees Hurricane Jimena's large eye

NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellites provided views of Hurricane Jimena that showed it maintained a large eye and powerful thunderstorms around it. On August 31, Jimena continued moving through the Eastern ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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