Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Lightning: Illuminating its Mystery

WHEN:
Sep 18, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE:
Cottonwood on the Greens (Community Room)
4244 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos
SPEAKER:
Tess Light, Space and Remote Sensing (ISR-2)
CONTACT:
Furhana Ebner
(505) 667-2871
CATEGORY:
TYPE:
Lecture
INTERNAL:

Event Description

On any given day lightning flashes nearly 4 million times across the earth. Yet it’s surprising that this routine natural phenomenon is still commonly misunderstood.

What triggers those bright cracks across the sky and determines the shape of a lightning bolt?

Join Los Alamos scientist Tess Light on a journey to explore lightning’s role in the atmosphere and some of the mysteries of this beautiful and puzzling phenomenon.