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Lightning is a major natural hazard to power companies, civil aviation, wildfire managers, and the public. Lightning results in great economic damage and death every year, but lightning also tells us about the inner working of thunderstorms. Since lightning can be monitored in real time from great distances, lightning may allow us to provide early warnings for other meteorological hazards such as hail storms, flash floods, tornadoes and even hurricanes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Natural Hazards
Subtitle of host publicationA Case Study Approach
EditorsDarius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherChapman and Hall/CRC
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781315166858
ISBN (Print)9780367571924
StatePublished - 2018


  • lightning
  • Lightning activity
  • Thunderstorms
  • Meteorology and atmospheric dynamics (lightning; ocean-atmosphere interactions)


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