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Marking the arrival of the summer solstice and, with it, the official beginning of the Northern Hemisphere's lightning storm season, this week's In The News focuses on lightning. At this month's international conference on lightning, researchers presented findings on global lightning patterns, suggesting that lightning is more common in storms over land (than sea), during the afternoons, and that...
View Resource University of Illinois-Chicago: Lightning Injury Research Program

This Lightning Injury Research Program website was developed by Dr. Mary Ann Cooper of the University of Illinois to serve as an educational resource for physicians, lightning strike survivors, teachers, outdoor activities organizers, and other interested parties. In addition to a lightning injury overview, this site provides information sections on Acute Treatment, Lightning Injury Distribution,...
View Resource Lightning

First, Ron Hipschman at the Exploratorium introduces the formation of lightning and its power (1). Visitors can find a nice history of people's changing beliefs about occurrences of lightning. Next, the National Geographic provides an article about storm anatomy, the dangers of lightning, and the places most likely to be struck by lightning (2). Users can find continental maps presenting the...
View Resource Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity Research at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC)

The Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC) educates users about lightning and the techniques involved in their lightning and atmospheric electricity research at this website. To begin, users should visit the Lightning Primer, where they can discover the history of lightning research, the characteristics of storms, and types of lightning discharge, and the many methods used to study lightning....