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Severe Weather Primer: Lightning Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
NSSL Lightning Information: Q&A about Lightning
Description:
What is lightning? What causes thunder? This site from the NOAA answers these basic questions and more.

(This feature was updated on August 16, 2013.)
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">NOAA Photo Library</a>, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/<a href="http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)</a>; <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2006/hurricane_lightning.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/NASA-lightning-8-26-09-larg.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL); image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/NASA-lightning-8-26-09-larg.jpg
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September 1, 2009 - September 16, 2009