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Reference Information

6.1 General Interest Reference
 
6.1.1
Information for the Media
 
6.1.2
Little Known Lightning Information
 
6.1.3
Weather Factoids
 
6.1.4
Mastery, Mystery and Myths about Lightning
 
6.1.5
Lightning Safety Discussion Group - An umoderated Yahoo! forum for lightning safety and power quality issues
 
6.1.7
The Thunder Mechanism
 
6.1.8
The Science of Thunder
 
6.1.9
A Celebration of Benjamin Franklin: The Year 1706 and Other Events of that Era
 
6.1.10
Wisdom from Benjamin Franklin
 
6.1.11
Benjamin Franklin on Leadership
 
6.1.12
A Brief History of Lightning Safety in the U.S.
 
6.1.13
NLSI's Short Version of Risk Assessment
 
6.1.14
Fast Facts About Lightning (PDF file)
 
6.1.15
Measured Lightning Activity Worldwide
 
6.1.16
A Lightning Safety Quiz (1.3-MB EXE file (ZIP))
     
6.2 Lightning Maps
 
6.2.1
World Lightning Map
 
6.2.2
United States (thunderstorm days/year)
 
6.2.3
United States (flash density/year)
 
6.2.4
Australia
 
6.2.5
France
 
6.2.6
Japan
 
6.2.7
United Kingdom
     
6.3 Photos and Images
 
6.3.1
On-site Photos from NLSI Consulting Projects
 
6.3.2
Lightning Damage Photos
 
6.3.3
A Slide Presentation on Lightning Defenses
 
6.3.4
Lightning Behavoir Illustrated
 
6.3.5
Lightning Bolt Photos by Others
 
6.3.6
Photos of NLSI Activities
     
6.4 Technical Reference
 
6.4.1
Lightning Terms Glossary
 
6.4.2
Fundamentals of Lightning - By Vladimir A. Rakov
(5.9 MB PDF file)
 
6.4.3
Matrix of Lightning Protection Subsystems
 
6.4.4
NASA's Lightning Primer
 
6.4.5
Streamers, Sprites, Leaders, Lightning.
     
6.5 NLSI Research Program on the Comparative Behavior of Air Terminals
 
6.5.1
Experimental Design
 
6.5.2
Installation Details
 
6.5.3
Summary of Results
 
6.5.4
Collaborator Setups
  6.5.5 2005 Details
  6.5.6 2006 Take-Down of Six-Year Experiment
  6.5.7 2012 Experiment at HALOS

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