News tagged with thunderstorm activity

Research maps thunderstorm 'hotspots'

A University of Queensland study has identified Springfield, Ipswich, Boonah, Beaudesert, Esk and Jimboomba as some of south-east Queensland's most intense areas of thunderstorm activity.

dateDec 20, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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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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