Learning Lesson: Determining distance to a Thunderstorm

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Cloud to ground and cloud to cloud lightning

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  • Classroom Activities

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)

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Thunder is the result of the rapid expansion of super heated air caused by the extremely high temperature of lightning. Through a series of examples, the student will be able to determine the distance to a lightning strike.

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