News tagged with thunderstorms

Upside-down lightning strikes

Upward lightning strikes initiate on the ground and head skyward. These discharges, which usually begin at the top of tall and slender structures, pose a real risk for wind turbines. An EPFL study analyzes the mechanisms ...

dateDec 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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More big storms increase tropical rainfall totals

Increasing rainfall in certain parts of the tropics, colloquially described as the wet get wetter and warm get wetter, has long been a projection of climate change. Now observations have shown that an increase in large thunderstorms ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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