Re-posted courtesy of the Thunderbolts Project
A three part examination of electricity and it’s role in severe weather.
Thunderstorms exhibit precisely the attributes of plasma discharge between an electrode and ground. I show that laboratory produced coronal emissions from a point electrode, through an air gap, to a flat plate electrode, produce the same effects as a thunderstorm. I correlate these effects with the morphology of a super-cell and the lightning, rain, downdrafts and vortex winds they produce.
Yes, dear reader, everything is electric.