12 Sep '17, 4pm

Shipping Triggers More Lightning

Shipping Triggers More Lightning

Exhaust from the diesel engines that propel ships can trigger strong thunderstorms, scientists have found. There is twice as much lightning right above two heavily trafficked shipping channels in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea than in nearby areas with similar climates, their study shows. The research is important for understanding how manmade particle pollution can affect storms and lightning, as well as the planet’s climate. Clouds form when water vapor condenses on tiny solid or liquid particles in air. Researchers have known since the 1970s that pumping soot and pollutants into the atmosphere enhances low-lying clouds, which reflect planet-warming sunlight and offset some of the greenhouse effect. This is the premise behind the geoengineering method called cloud seeding. For thunderstorms, you need dense, towering cumulonimbus clouds that can reach altitudes ...

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/environment/s...

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