Reports

Satellite Observations of Lightning

Science  28 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3948, pp. 860-862
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3948.860

Abstract

Analysis of the positions of nighttime thunderstorms as determined from the detection of optical radiation by satellite OSO-B reveals that ten times as many lightning storms occur over land areas as over the sea.

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