Using Lightning to Predict Severe Storms: An alternative to costly radar-based weather services could soon be
RELATED ARTICLES New faraway sensors warn of emerging hurricane's strength September 6, 2007 05:01 PM Saturn Lightning! April 20, 2010 12:51 PM NASA Study Predicts More Severe Storms With Global Warming August 30, 2007 12:10 PM Thunderstorms and the Upper Atmosphere May 2, 2012 10:14 AM An alternative to costly radar-based weather services could soon be operational in developing nations, to help them detect severe storms more cheaply and quickly. ADVERTISEMENT The technology, which uses lightning detection to forecast when and where storms will strike, has already proven successful in demonstration projects in Brazil, Guinea and India. Next year, Earth Networks — one of the companies at the forefront of the technology — will conduct further trials in Haiti. As more developing nations increase their numbers of mobile phone masts, which are ideal locations for mounting the l...