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Why is Lightning Studied?

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Lightning introduction

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Lightning is one of the most impressive displays of power in all of nature. It has been a source of mystery and wonder throughout history and can occur just about anywhere on Earth. It is also one of the most deadly forces in nature (second only to flooding in terms of total fatalities).

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NOAA Photo Library

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http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/faq/faq_ltg.php