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Lightning Observations by Satellite


The data from OSO-5 confirm the OSO-2 result that storm complexes at night are chiefly found over land. The North Atlantic Ocean seems to have more lightning storms associated with it than other regions of ocean whereas the principal desert regions display a marked scarcity.

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SPARROW, J., NEY, E. Lightning Observations by Satellite. Nature 232, 540–541 (1971).

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