What is lightning?

What is lightning?

Update: 2022-06-16
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#137

Lightning is something we're all used to. It's always just been an odd part of life. But think for a second, what even is it? It's just electricity, hanging out in the sky?? Why? What causes it? What makes it move from cloud to cloud? Or from cloud to earth? Let's get into this asap.


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References from this episode


  1. https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/lightning

  2. https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning-science-overview

  3. https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201811.0320/v1/download

  4. https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/atsc/58/18/1520-0469_2001_058_2751_ticgcc_2.0.co_2.xml

  5. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/JC088iC09p05494

  6. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-008-9345-0

  7. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/lightning?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_content=yt20190412-environment-lightning&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_rd=&cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=youtube::cmp=editorial::add=yt20190412-environment-lightning::urid=

  8. https://youtu.be/zUNEFefftt8

  9. https://www.compoundchem.com/2018/07/31/thunderstorms/#:~:text=Lightning%20strikes%20split%20diatomic%20oxygen,ionising%20molecules%20in%20the%20air


  10. https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning





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What is lightning?

What is lightning?

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