Thunder & Lightning
Human-sparked fires smaller, less intense but more frequent with longer seasons  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Fires started by people have steadily increased in recent decades, sparking a major shift in U.S. wildfire norms, according to a new study. The research found... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and... more
Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia's east coast on Monday after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. more
Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas. more
Understanding bushfire-triggered thunderstorms may save lives  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers say a better understanding of the dangerous yet surprisingly common phenomenon of wildfires triggering supercell thunderstorms could reduce risk to life and property. more
NASA sees Mauritius covered by Tropical Storm Calvinia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Calvinia formed on Dec. 29 and by the next day, its clouds from a band of thunderstorms on its western side had blanketed the island of Mauritius in the Southern... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts