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News and views on cloud computing from the Guardian website.
Article on the science of thunder and lightning. But how do clouds come by all this energy, and couldn't we put it to good use?
Heating and convection cause the signature shape of nuclear blasts.
A fast moving animation showing charge separation and lightning between storm clouds and the ground
Introduction to earlier particle detectors including nuclear emulsions, cloud, bubble, and multiwire chambers.
A short description and images of Bottlinger's Rings, an effect caused by sunlight bouncing off ice crystals looking down at clouds.
Find out how light scattering makes the sky blue and clouds white.
An experiment from our Physics To Go series about condensation. All you need is a plastic bottle with cap, water and a match.
A Marvin and Milo activity about condensation. All you need is a pint glass, small bowl, hot water, ice and aerosol spray (eg deodorant).
Models for the charge buildup which leads to lightning discharges suggest a buildup of a strong negative charge layer near the bottom of the cloud and the formation of a positive ground shadow
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