Lightning rods are also known as an air terminal, lightning conductor, finial, and strike termination device provides a conductive path to ground. Charge dissipation terminal -- or charge redistribution terminal -- uses point discharge to reduce static charge [...]
Introduction: The Importance of Collecting Lightning Data Lightning has long been a source of intrigue and debate. Despite what we have learned about lightning over the centuries, there is still more to learn. Scientists [...]
And, yes, a plane can be struck by lightning! With thousands of aircraft traveling over the United States alone at any given time, it would figure that they get struck by lightning wouldn’t it? Well, they can and [...]
The Earth’s heartbeat cannot be heard with your ears. It is comprised of extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic waves that cycle almost eight times per second (8 Hertz). Although, like many other heartbeats, it is regulated by electrical impulses. [...]
The Lightning Phenomenon The word electricity comes from elektron, the Greek word for amber. Philosophers 2,500 years ago were astounded to note that amber could attract other objects when rubbed. This attraction is the result of induced differences in [...]
Most people see lightning danger as a bolt of electricity coming from the sky and directly striking a person or object. This type of lightning, called a direct strike, only accounts for 3-5% of all lightning related injuries. [...]
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