Lightning Research in the AP News

The Telescope Array Project's work on the relationship between cosmic ray air showers and lightning was in the news again, this time in a story by the Associated Press.  Reporters spoke with TA's John Belz about the work that members of the Telescope Array Project are doing on uncovering the connection between these particle showers and the creation of lightning during a thunderstorm.

The Telescope Array Lightning Project in Millard County is the first to detect the downward flashes at the beginning of cloud-to-ground lightning and to show where they originated in thunderstorms. [...] The showers, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, were documented 10 times between 2014 and 2016.

The full article can be found here.
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