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More on Arctic Lightning from the WWLLN Network

2021-03-25 10:31:21

Following the published paper (https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020GL091366 ) and press releases by AGU and UW (https://news.agu.org/press-release/warming-temperatures-tripled-Arctic-lightning-strikes-over-the-past-decade/ ), several news organizations have reported on the new data about lightning strokes detected above 65N. The paper shows a sequence of strokes within <100 km of the north pole in 2019 as part of the 11-year lightning climatology study. see also: Bloomberg News: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/arctic-lightning-tripled-in-a-decade-climate-change-may-be-to-blame

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