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Scientists Across U.S. Launch Study of Thunderstorm Impacts on Upper Atmosphere

April 30, 2012

photo of lightning and a violent thunderstorm 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. Full Story

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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