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FEBRUARY 2021

Ocean acidification due to increased CO2 in the atmosphere may result in oceanic lightning becoming more powerful.

OCTOBER 2020

The most intense hurricanes in the Atlantic start off as thunderstorms over Africa

MAY 2020

Could the evolution of living beings on Earth be related to the electric fields generated in the atmosphere by lightning?

JANUARY 2020

How have thunderstorms over Africa changed over the last 70 years?

FEBRUARY 2019

Can atmospheric electric fields from lightning protect heart cells?

AUGUST 2018

Can the sensors in smartphones be used to monitor the weather and natural disasters?

APRIL 2017

Do shooting stars produce music as they enter the atmosphere?

MARCH 2015

Where are hurricanes born?  Their origins are often over Africa.

FEBRUARY 2015

Where are global thunderstorms located?  And how many are there?

JULY 2013

Radio Waves bounce of the upper atmosphere (ionosphere).  Changes in these waves may provide a new way of monitoring our changing climate.

JULY 2012

Will climate change lead to more intense thunderstorms around the globe?

NOVEMBER 2011

Could upper atmospheric flashes call "sprites" exist on other planters like Jupiter and Saturn?

APRIL 2010

Is there a link between lightning and the smoke from fires in the Amazon jungle?

NOVEMBER 2009

The Sun rotates around its axes every 27 days.  We found a way to monitor this using lightning data on Earth.

APRIL 2009

Lightning activity in hurricanes peak one day before the most destructive, intense winds appear.