Lightning 2017-07-31T13:17:44+00:00

Lightning

Lightning Sounds

 

Photo courtesy of Moonraker Australia

 

Description

Lightning strikes the coastal ocean at a rate of about 2 strikes per square kilometer per year. Lightning in the open ocean is rare. Most people are very familiar with lightning because lightning strikes the land much more often than the ocean. In the arctic and antarctic there is very little lightning.

References

Arnold, R. T., Bass, H. E., and Atchley, A. A. (1984). “Underwater sound from lightning strikes to water in the Gulf of Mexico,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 76, 320–322. doi: 10.1121/1391065
Hill, R. D. (1985). “Investigation of lightning strikes to water surfaces,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 78, 2096–2099. doi: 10.1121/1392668