Do Cosmic Rays Aid in Lightning Creation?
Posted by greg2213 on May 17, 2013
The actual mechanisms of how lightning works have been eluding scientists for a very long time. Here’s a new idea that might explain some of it.
Cosmic rays interacting with water droplets within thunderclouds could play an important role in initiating lightning strikes. That is the claim of researchers in Russia, who have studied the radio signals emitted during thousands of lightning strikes. The work could provide new insights into how and why lightning occurs in the first place.