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Researchers use lightning data to improve short-term rainfall forecast accuracy


Chinese researchers have improved the accuracy of short-term forecasts for convective rainfall using lightning data. Lightning Lightning is the result of strong convection. It can effectively indicate the upward motion and the microphysical processes of cold clouds in thunderstorms. Lightning detection and location technology had witnessed rapid development in recent years. At present, the 3D lightning mapping technology has reduced ...

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Lightning kills 18 elephants in India’s Assam


A herd of 18 wild Asiatic elephants were found dead in India’s eastern state of Assam, possibly because of a massive lightning strike, local officials said on Friday, May 14, 2021. A woman prays next to the carcasses of elephants that, according to the forest officials, possibly died because of a lightning strike, on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve ...

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