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UNH Researchers Find Unusual Phenomenon in Clouds Triggers Lightning Flash

April 17, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind observation, researchers from the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center have documented a unique event…
NASA’s Fermi Catches Gamma-ray Flashes from Tropical Storms

April 25, 2017

About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally…
Blue jets studied from Space Station

February 9, 2017

For years, their existence has been debated: elusive electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere that sport names such…
New knowledge about thunderstorm effects on the climate

February 6, 2017

For the first time researchers are able to describe thundercloud activity in the stratosphere. The research is based…
Swarm reveals why satellites lose track

October 31, 2016

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like ESA’s Swarm sometimes black…
Lightening strikes: Thunderstorms spread mercury pollution

August 31, 2016

In the southern United States, an afternoon thunderstorm is part of a regular summer day. But new research…
For weather forecasting, precise observations matter more than butterflies

February 24, 2016

In the 1970s, scientist Edward Lorenz famously asked whether the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could…
Andreas Mogensen captures first pictures of thunderclouds and lightning

September 15, 2015

The Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen has succeeded in photographing thunderclouds over Mexico and the Caribbean from the International…
Ten things to know about thunderstorms that strike at night

July 24, 2015

Thunderstorms that strike by night are a mysterious phenomenon. Scientists are burning the midnight oil this summer in search of…
NASA Takes to Kansas Skies to Study Nighttime Thunderstorms

July 3, 2015

NASA has joined a multi-agency field campaign studying summer storm systems in the U.S. Great Plains to find…
Lightning research deepens understanding of sprite formation

June 30, 2015

A new study led by Florida Institute of Technology Professor Ningyu Liu has improved our understanding of a…
Small thunderstorms may add up to massive cyclones on Saturn

June 16, 2015

For the last decade, astronomers have observed curious “hotspots” on Saturn’s poles. In 2008, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft beamed…
Physicist Finds Mysterious Anti-electron Clouds Inside Thunderstorm

May 13, 2015

A terrifying few moments flying into the top of an active thunderstorm in a research aircraft has led…
NASA sees 10-mile-high thunderstorms in Hurricane Henriette

August 8, 2013

NASA’s TRMM satellite peered into the clouds of Hurricane Henriette as is continues moving through the Eastern Pacific…
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