University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
The phenomenon that is lightning, have sparked the interest of physicists and scientists for centuries. The journey to understanding this phenomenon of high-current electric discharge, can unlock the secret to other lightning related phenomenons. Lightning is a major source of interference in many types of radio communications. The effects of lightning on space crafts, nuclear power plants, and sophisticated military equipment, are problems of increasing concern. The purpose of this research is to study the propagation of lightning through optically thick thunderclouds by applying knowledge of cloud micro-physics, the physics of lightning, diffusion approximations, and an understanding of the scattering problem.
Lightning; Cloud Physics
Atmospheric Sciences | Physics
Phanord, D. D.
Propagation of Lightning Through Thick Thunderclouds.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/mcnair_posters/69