News tagged with thunderstorm

Once upon a time in a thunderstorm

Thunderstorms in Earth's upper atmosphere remain something of a mystery. Scientists cannot reach them directly with instruments; they are too high for balloons and too low for weather satellites. Flying through thunderstorms ...

dateApr 13, 2018 in Space Exploration
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A space window to electrifying science

Lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in Earth's atmosphere almost every second. The inner workings of these magnificent forces of nature are still unknown, but a rare observation by an ESA astronaut gave a boost ...

dateMar 27, 2018 in Space Exploration
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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Linda lose an 'arm'

Tropical Cyclone 13P has been renamed Tropical Cyclone Linda in the Southern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites found a powerful band of thunderstorms east of Linda's center that resembled an arm, fell apart ...

dateMar 13, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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NASA sees powerful storms around Dumazile's eye

When NASA's Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellites passed over Tropical Cyclone Dumazile in the Southern Indian Ocean it measured cloud top temperatures and saw its eye circled by a ring of strong thunderstorms.

dateMar 05, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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