Data from thousands of past storms help guide a new forecast model that predicts where and when lightning may hit.
Atmospheric scientists evaluate the influence of human-made structures on lightning data.
The satellite's lightning mapper instrument will help scientists forecast extreme weather.
Real-time updates of storms will help forecasters track and predict where the most damage could occur.
Scientists studying why previous research revealed a steadily increasing number of tornadoes in the United States per outbreak find an unexpected result.
Despite tightening emissions rules, mercury concentrations are rising in rainfall wetting western and central regions of the United States. The pollutant may waft in from Asia, scientists speculate.
A new concept called Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs) aims to enhance weather forecasting with high-resolution probabilistic hazard information.