Thunderstorms and Elementary Particle Acceleration (TEPA-2015); Yerevan, Armenia, 5–9 October 2015
Lightning strikes are more frequent when Earth encounters a polarity switch in the solar magnetic field.
Better calculations of bolt length could help quantify how much climate-changing nitrogen oxide gas is made when lightning strikes.
A new study uses data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission to demonstrate that electrified storms in the tropics are 10 times larger over the ocean than those over land.
New simulations of how thunderstorms drive electrical currents through the Earth's atmosphere combine precision with computational speed.
What business do elves have in the upper atmospheres of gas giants? Plenty, it seems. The enormous ring-shaped phenomena triggered by lightning may occur on Jupiter, Saturn, and exoplanets.
The properties of terrestrial gamma ray flashes have eluded scientists for years. This new study sheds light on how they originate.
Scientists can now visually capture the sound waves created by thunder, a technique that could lead to an increased understanding of how lightning forms and transmits energy.
A study of extreme weather in South America shows seasonal and spatial patterns, which, if better understood, could help save lives and minimize damage to property.
Jianqi Qin has been awarded the Fred L. Scarf Award. He was formally presented with the award at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, held 15–19 December in San Francisco, Calif.