News tagged with thunderstorms

A sprightly explanation for UFO sightings?

In legend, sprites are trolls, elves and other spirits that dance high above our ozone layer. But scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered that some very real "sprites" are zipping across the atmosphere ...

Feb 23, 2009 2.6 / 5 (19) 6

Pollution alters isolated thunderstorms

New climate research reveals how wind shear -- the same atmospheric conditions that cause bumpy airplane rides -- affects how pollution contributes to isolated thunderstorm clouds. Under strong wind shear ...

Dec 15, 2009 3.1 / 5 (7) 10