From the sudden flash of light, the power of the thunder, and the fear of what it might bring, we have always been fascinated and awed by the phenomenon of lightning during a thunderstorm. As you recognize Lightning Safety Week during the last week of June, check out this resource that takes readers through the evolution of lightning detection technology. Learn about Alexander Popov's device that used radio waves, and how that lead to the advanced detection equipment of today. Also see how the images from the new GOES weather satellite's Geostationary Lightning Mapper can help meteorologists map and predict storm paths in the future.
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