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I have just finished a long blog post on the massive increase in thunderstorm and lightning activity over the Arctic from 1915 to 2016. What has happened with activity during the last two years has no parallel in the lightning database.

We are seeing effects due to sea ice melt that are enabling storms to generate cloud to ground strikes over 600 miles into the ice pack... or what used to be ice....

Here is the link: http://www.megiddo666.apocalypse4real-globalmethanetracking.com/2016/07/iced-lightning-lightning-strikes-at-80.html



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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 04:35:26 PM »
I have just spoken with my colleague - who designed and developed the lightning location system for the UK at Capenhurst.  She says such high-latitude strikes are significantly anomalous.

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 07:03:12 PM »
Is there any relationship between the magnetic storms in the upper atmosphere (aurora) and electrical storms at the surface?

I suspect that the recent increase is probably due to more water in the atmosphere (those pesky clouds shading the ice), but I had always wondered about the coupling of the weather of the upper and lower atmosphere.

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 11:42:30 PM »
Welcome, deinst, and sorry, I don't know the answer to your question.

A4R, I would like to repost this on the ASIB next week or so, if that's okay with you.
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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 04:53:49 AM »
Hi Neven,

I'd welcome your reporting it...Will you kindly give "honorable mention"?

It is a major change and the details are on my blog.

A4R

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 05:45:00 AM »
Here are some images of Arctic Lightning (for inspiration):
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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 03:50:42 PM »
Interesting photos ASLR, where were they taken - do you know?

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 07:53:35 PM »
Interesting photos ASLR, where were they taken - do you know?

A4R

A4R,

I do not know where the photo was taken.  I went to Google Image and typed in "Arctic Lightning", and there are many sites there with this photo including the following linked site:

http://thefifthcorner.com/category/images/weatherphotos/

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 01:34:15 PM »
Hi Neven,

I'd welcome your reporting it...Will you kindly give "honorable mention"?

It is a major change and the details are on my blog.

A4R

Blog post is up.
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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016, 05:44:18 AM »
ASLR: Thanks for looking.

Neven: It is an unexpected honor to have something posted on the site.

A4R

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2016, 05:54:29 AM »
Neven,

Nicely done intro and summary. For some reason Twitter won't let me comment on the ASI page, so you might want to give the link to "Paddy" Also much of the imagery is captured from the Alaska Interagency website and their lightning detection network.

A4R

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2016, 07:19:41 AM »
Neven: It is an unexpected honor to have something posted on the site.

The thanks is to you A4R, brilliant work. Keep it up.

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Re: Iced Lightning - Thunderstorm Activity Over the Arctic Ocean
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016, 10:19:57 AM »
Exactly. Thanks, AR4, for another interesting article. When I saw Tamino posting a blog called Arctic Heat, I was hoping he'd have more context of the heat in the high North, but unfortunately it was about sea ice extent.
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