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Cities Incite Thunderstorms, Researchers Find
August 15, 2007
Summer thunderstorms become much more fierce when they collide with a city than they would otherwise be in the open countryside, according to research led by Princeton engineers. While thunderstorms are thought of as being purely forces of nature, the Princeton research suggests that man's built environment can radically alter a storm's life cycle.
Princeton University, Engineering School
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