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Lightning Basics – Creation and Classification

Lightning Basics – Creation and Classification. Lightning is a natural phenomenon that can be beautiful and deadly at the same time. In this article, we will give an overview of the physics behind how lightning is created, as well as how they are classified by scientists. How Lightning is Created Lightning is created when cold…

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How Lightning Is Created

The conditions needed to produce lightning have been known for some time. However, exactly how lightning forms has never been verified so there is room for debate. Leading theories focus around separation of electric charge and generation of an electric field within a thunderstorm. Recent studies also indicate that ice, hail, and semi-frozen water drops…

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