Storms

Learning More About Thunderstorm’s

Learning More About Thunderstorm’s

Thunderstorms in Earth’s upper atmosphere remain something of a mystery. Scientists cannot reach them directly with instruments; they are too high for balloons and too low for weather satellites. Flying through thunderstorms or camping out on mountaintops waiting for one typically…

Storm clouds are affected by aerosols in the atmosphere. (Image:  mrpbps via   flickr /  CC BY 2.0 )

Aerosols Found to Strengthen Storms

Having a large quantity of aerosol particles in the atmosphere may increase the duration of large storm clouds by delaying rainfall, giving the clouds time to grow larger and live longer. This will produce more extreme storms when the rain…

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Learning More About Thunderstorm’s

Thunderstorms in Earth’s upper atmosphere remain something of a mystery. Scientists cannot reach them directly with instruments; they are too high for balloons and too low for weather satellites. Flying through…

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Aerosols Found to Strengthen Storms

Having a large quantity of aerosol particles in the atmosphere may increase the duration of large storm clouds by delaying rainfall, giving the clouds time to grow larger and live…

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Freaky Lightening Tears Up Sky in Kunming, China

These images are from a lightening storm on the night of June 5, 2014 over Kunming City, Yunnan Province. The Kunming Meteorological Observatory issued a yellow warning during the lightening…