The Science of Lightning

What You Should Know



Lightning has recently been given a great deal of attention by scientists as it is the leading cause of weather related personal injuries. This section gives detailed information regarding understanding electricity, why we should study lightning, the formation of a lightning bolt and the development of thunder.



For more detailed information on lightning click on the various sections.

Understanding Electricity

Why Should We Study Lightning

Formation of a Lightning Bolt

Properties of Thunder


Additional Lightning Links

Click on the sites to view related lightning pages

The Lightning Page

Lightning Detection from Space

Theater of Electricity

Lightning Information Index

Global Atmospherics Inc.

Lightning & Weather Photography

Thunder and Thunderstorms

Lightning Information & Photos

The Weather Web

Teacher Tips for Lightning


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