Summer is an ideal time to learn new things and explore new ideas. This week we discuss what we want to learn over the summer and how we are going to accomplish these goals. What’s your summer manifesto? Also we get showered by cosmic rays and lightning as part of #FunPaperFriday.
This week we read a paper about how cosmic rays could give us new insight into how lighting works. Lots of places have been experiencing storms recently with severe weather and flooding. Lighting can do lots of strange things like explode trees and make glass. It has incredible power in each strike.
Schellart, P., Trinh, T. N. G., Buitink, S., Corstanje, A., Enriquez, J. E., Falcke, H., et al. (2015). Probing Atmospheric Electric Fields in Thunderstorms through Radio Emission from Cosmic-Ray-Induced Air Showers. Physical Review Letters, 114(16), 165001–5. http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.165001
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