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Sprites Keep Getting Better

By August 13, 2013

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spritesLongtime readers here on About.com know that I adore sprites, those ghostly upside-down lightning flashes found above energetic storms. So I'm happy when the big media notice them too, and every year the high-speed video equipment gets better. So in the 13 August Washington Post, the Capital Weather Gang was drooling over a bunch of delicious images just captured over a Nebraska thunderstorm by a National Science Foundation research project. The scientist responsible, Jason Ahrns of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, understands the value of blogging your own science—see more of his fresh results on his Leaf Litter blog and his Flickr photostream.

More about sprites and their siblings:
About sprites
Observing sprites from space
Glimpse of a TIGER
Sprite image courtesy Jason Ahrns

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