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UNH researchers find unusual phenomenon in clouds triggers lightning flash
April 10, 2019
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.In a first-of-its-kind observation, researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Space Science Center have documented a unique event that occurs in clouds before a lightning flash happens. Their observation, called "fast negative breakdown," documents a new possible way for lightning to form and is the opposite of the current scientific view of how air carries electricity in thunderstorms. Full Story
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