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Understanding Lightning

A comprehensive guide on what causes lightning and what is going on.

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Plasma Balls

Well, essentially, they are glass globes with 'lightning bolts' coming from a central electrode to the surface of the sphere. If you touch the globe, the lightning will normally follow your hand.

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How Lightning Works

Everything you wanted to know about of how lightning works and its properties. Also contains a section on the water cycle. This site is part of HowStuffWorks.com.

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Struck by lightning in car - BBC video

Richard Hammond sits in a car struck by an 800,000V lightning bolt, explaining the physics of a faraday cage. Nail biting!

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8 Things We’ve Learned Lately About Thunder and Lightning

8 facts about thunder and lightning with 3 links to dramatic videos.

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Lightning

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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Watch sprite lightning flash at 10,000 frames per second

Sprite lightning which happens high is the atmosphere is captured on a high speed camera.

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Cosmic Rays

Information on the high energy radiation which strikes the Earth from space.

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On shaky ground - predicting earthquakes

Why is it so difficult to predict when and where the next major earthquake will strike?

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BBC Weatherwise - Lightning and Thunder

A page from the BBC about storms.

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