BOLT FROM THE BLUE: A lightning strike
over Rugby caught on camera by Twitter user @PhlexMedia1 early yesterday
Fielding, "Carbon nanofiber paper for lightning strike
protection of composite materials", Composites Part B: Engineering, 41, (2), 2010, 192-198.
In 2004, there were 278,000 paid claims for lightning strikes
with an average cost of $2,646 per claim, according to III.
In a 2001 incident, smoke began to collect in the passenger compartment of an MD80 after a lightning strike
. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned for landing.
Once lightning strikes
, it can spread and strike other objects, including people, up to 60 feet away from the initial point of contact.
Fact: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide no protection from lightning--in a car the metal shell provides a pathway for the lightning strike
to flow around the vehicle provided the car has a hardtop metal roof (not a convertible).
It employs the point discharge principle by providing thousands of points with specific point separation that simultaneously produce ions over a large area, thus preventing the formation of a streamer, the precursor of a lightning strike
. DAS prevents strikes by continually lowering the voltage differential between the ground and the charged cloud to well below lightning potential, even in the midst of a worst-case storm.
"The lightning strikes
were hurting our availability, productivity, and the bottom line," he says.
Autopsy findings included arborization--erythematous marks in a branching pattern characteristic of lightning injury--on her left anterior torso but no other visible pathology related to the lightning strike
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have discovered a connection between lightning strikes
and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds.
The lightning strike
is said to have occurred on Na Gruagaichean, a 3,465ft Munro on the eastern side of the Mamores.