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Salty Sea Spray Keeps Lightning Strikes Away

2022-08-08 10:48:51

Although most rain on Earth falls over the oceans, lightning at sea is rarer than expected—and for decades, scientists were not sure why. A new study published on Tuesday in Nature Communications suggests salt spray could be getting in the way of clouds charging up for a lightning strike. Lightning data from WWLLN (ESS, Univ. of Washington) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31714-5

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