Properties of the Atmosphere
Forecasting and Simulating Severe Weather
Climate, Climate Change, and Global Warming
Forces and Force Balances
The Development of High- and Low-Pressure Systems
Airmasses and Fronts
Extratropical Cyclones Forming East of the Rocky Mountains
Extratropical Cyclones Forming Along the East and Gulf Coasts
Freezing Precipitation and Ice Storms
Lake Effect Snowstorms
Great Plains Blizzards
El Niño, La Niña, and the Southern Oscillation
Online 21.1: Lightning as Viewed from the Space Shuttle:
A movie of lightning flashes as viewed from the
space shuttle as it passes over France illustrates the high frequency of lightning occurrences within thunderstorms.
Courtesy of NASA/Global Hydrology and Climate Center
Related Web Sites
Current Lightning Strikes
Monitor where lightning strikes have occurred in the past 30 minutes by viewing data from the National Lightning Detection Network
Natural Hazards Statistics
Examine injury and damage statistics from lightning for recent years.
Red Sprites and Blue Jets
An introduction to sprites and jets and images of the phenomena are available from the University of Alaska.
Lightning Safety - NWS
Lightning safety handouts, indoor and outdoor safety tips, medical facts, history, survivor stories, photos, and teacher tools.
National Lightning Safety Institute
Learn more about lightning safety tips for people and structures.
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