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published by the National Severe Storm Laboratory
This site from NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory provides answers to a variety of questions related to lightning and its behavior.  You'll see what causes lightning and thunder, why there is not very much lightning in the winter, and how lightning can be detected.  Also, you'll find out how to stay safe when lightning is around.
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image credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL); image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from September 1, 2009 until September 16, 2009. View the feature here!


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Keywords: lightning, safety, severe weather, static electricity, thunder
Record Creator: Metadata instance created September 15, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Feb 13, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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July 4, 2004
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(National Severe Storm Laboratory, Norman), WWW Document, (http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/).
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Severe Weather Primer: Lightning (National Severe Storm Laboratory, Norman), <http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/>.
APA Format
Severe Weather Primer: Lightning. (2004, July 4). Retrieved August 27, 2014, from National Severe Storm Laboratory: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/
Chicago Format
National Severe Storm Laboratory. Severe Weather Primer: Lightning. Norman: National Severe Storm Laboratory, July 4, 2004. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/ (accessed 27 August 2014).
MLA Format
Severe Weather Primer: Lightning. Norman: National Severe Storm Laboratory. 4 July 2004. 27 Aug. 2014 <http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/>.
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