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Scientists Across U.S. Launch Study of Thunderstorm Impacts on Upper Atmosphere
April 30, 2012
Scientists are targeting thunderstorms across the U.S. to discover what happens when clouds suck up air from the Earth's surface many miles into the atmosphere.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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