Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense
Thunderstorms directly above two of the world’s busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don’t travel, according to new research.
A new study mapping lightning around the globe finds lightning strokes occur nearly twice as often directly above heavily-trafficked shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea than they do in areas of the ocean adjacent to shipping lanes that have similar climates.
The difference in lightning activity can’t be explained by changes in the weather…More
- Article Category
- Research Letters
- Atmospheric Science
Lightning enhancement over major oceanic shipping lanes
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Eos.org: Earth & Space Science News
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