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.
Analysis of lightning within a February 2011 snowstorm reveals that 73% of lightning flashes occurred close to tall, human-built structures.
New study suggests that the frequency of lightning strikes will increase as the climate continues to warm.
Thunderstorms and Elementary Particle Acceleration; Yerevan, Armenia, 22–26 September 2014
Vadim Constantinovich Mushtak, renowned for his work in radio physics and atmospheric electricity, died on 25 September 2013 in an automobile accident in Walker Valley, N.Y. He was 65.