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UNH researchers find unusual phenomenon in clouds triggers lightning flash


April 10, 2019

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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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