High-Speed Camera at Florida Tech Captures Amazing Lightning Flashes
Scientists at Florida Institute of Technology used a high-speed camera to capture amazing lighting flashes from a May thunderstorm about six miles from the university’s Melbourne campus.
The flashes were recorded at 7,000 frames per second
, and the video was captured using a high-speed camera purchased with a $456,000 grant from the National Science Foundation
obtained by Dr. Ningyu Liu
, an associate professor in Florida Tech’s Geospace Physics Lab
and the principal investigator for the project, and Dr. Hamid Rassoul, dean of Florida Tech’s College of Science and the project’s co-principal investigator. The work also involves graduate students Levi Boggs, Julia Tilles, and Alan Bozarth.
► More information here>>http://newsroom.fit.edu/2016/06/02/high-speed-camera-florida-tech-captures-amazing-lightning-flash/
► Credit: Geospace Physics Laboratory
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► Watch the video "Lightning Storm Recorded at 7000 Frames Per Second"
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUIpltFo_fgFurther reading
► SEVERE WEATHER 101: Lightning>>http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/types/
► Lightning flashes and strokes>> http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/lightning2.html
► Where lightning flashes most>>http://earthsky.org/earth/where-on-earth-does-lightning-flash-most#naturalphenomena