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  • 1 Lightning — This article is about the atmospheric electrical phenomenon. For other uses, see Lightning (disambiguation). See also: Lightning strike Lightning striking Atlanta, United States Lightning is an atmospheric electrostatic discharge (spar …

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  • 2 lightning — /luyt ning/, n., v., lightninged, lightning, adj. n. 1. a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. v.i. 2. to emit a flash or flashes of lightning… …

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  • 3 Lightning protection system — A lightning protection system is a system that protects a structure from damage due to lightning strikes, either through safely conducting the strike to the ground, or preventing the structure from being struck. Most lightning protection systems… …

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  • 4 Air safety — is a term encompassing the theory, investigation and categorization of flight failures, and the prevention of such failures through regulation, education and training. It can also be applied in the context of campaigns that inform the public as… …

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  • 5 Cloud seeding — can be done by ground generators, plane, or rocket (not shown). Cloud seeding, a form of intentional weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air… …

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  • 6 Lightning strike — Lightning strikes are electrical discharges caused by lightning, typically during thunderstorms.Humans can be hit by lightning directly when outdoors. Contrary to popular notion, there is no safe location outdoors. People have been struck in… …

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  • 7 Air France Flight 358 — The wreckage of Flight 358 Runway overrun summary Date …

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  • 8 Air Inter — was incorporated on November 12, 1954. It operated its first commercial flight between Paris and Strasbourg on March 16, 1958. However, it was 1960 when the airline started regular commercial services. [http://www.fotw.net/flags/fr$hfair.html Air …

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  • 9 Cloud — For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). Cumulus cloudscape over Swifts Creek, Australia A cloud …

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  • 10 Lightning rod — A lightning rod (USA) or lightning conductor (UK) is a single component in a lightning protection system. In addition to rods placed at regular intervals on the highest portions of a structure, a lightning protection system typically includes a… …

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  • 11 Lightning detector — A lightning detector is a device that detects lightning produced by thunderstorms. There are three primary types of detectors: ground based systems using multiple antennas, mobile systems using a direction and a sense antenna in the same location …

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  • 12 Cloud suck — Towering cumulus clouds are often associated with cloud suck Cloud suck is a phenomenon commonly known in paragliding and hang gliding where pilots experience significant lift due to a thermal under the base of cumulus clouds, especially towering …

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  • 13 Cloud condensation nuclei — Aerosol pollution over Northern India and Bangladesh NASA Cloud condensation nuclei or CCNs (also known as cloud seeds) are small particles typically 0.2 µm, or 1/100 th the size of a cloud droplet [1]) about which cloud droplets coalesce. Water… …

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  • 14 Cloud cuckoo land — For the album by Lightning Seeds, see Cloudcuckooland (album). Cloud Cuckoo Land refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. ( You re living in Cloud Cuckoo Land. ) It hints that the person referred to is naïve,… …

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  • 15 Cloud cover — Part of the Nature series on Weather   Calendar seasons Spring · Summer Autumn  …

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  • 16 Cumulus cloud — Cumulus redirects here. For other uses, see Cumulus (disambiguation). Cumulus Cloud Abbreviation Cu Genus Cumulus (heap) Altitude …

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  • 17 ball lightning — a rare form of lightning, consisting of a bright, luminous ball that moves rapidly along objects or floats in the air. Also called globe lightning. [1855 60] * * * ▪ atmospheric phenomenon also called  globe lightning        a rare aerial… …

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  • 18 Heat lightning — is a misnomer for the faint flashes of lightning on the horizon or other clouds from distant thunderstorms that do not have accompanying sounds of thunder. Heat lightning was named because it often occurs on hot summer nights, and to distinguish… …

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  • 19 Lockheed P-38 Lightning — P 38 redirects here. For other uses, see P 38 (disambiguation). P 38 Lightning P 38H 5 LO, AAF Ser. No. 4 …

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  • 20 Ball lightning — is an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated… …

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