Lightning results from the buildup and discharge of electrical energy between positively and negatively charged areas.
Rising and descending air within a thunderstorm separates these positive and negative charges.
Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge during an electrical storm between
.... The best studied and understood form of lightning is cloud to ground (CG).
Information about how lightning forms, safety tips, a story about ball lightning and
an experiment to calculate how far away a storm is.
How does lightning form? Lightning is an electric current. To make this electric
current, first you need a cloud. When the ground is hot, it heats the air above it.
If you hear the sound of thunder, then you are in danger from lightning. ... The
positive charges or protons form at the top of the cloud and the negative .... The
injured person does not carry an electrical charge, so it is okay to touch them.
Lightning can occur between opposite charges within the thunderstorm cloud (
intra-cloud lightning) ... Does lightning strike from the sky down, or the ground up
Feb 15, 2013 ... In this video Foundation Scientist Graeme Anderson explains how lightning forms
, different types of lightning such as thunder snow, and how ...
When this happens, branches will form and this is what people call branch or
forked lightning. Now does lightning only occur in storms, I am not sure. I would ...
Aug 19, 2004 ... We know now that flying a kite in a storm is not safe. But, Ben was right. Lightning
is a form of electricity. How does this "electricity" form?
Dec 16, 2014 ... What causes thunder and lightning? ... How do thunderstorms form? ... Transcript
- How does lightning form and how do we detect it (PDF, ...