Lightning Production – NOT

It is a common belief in mainstream atmospheric physics and climate change theory that lightning is caused by particles of ice colliding with each other to produce electric charge separation in clouds. Why they have even observed radar imagery showing the formation of lightning, or is that the formation of ice, during thunderstorms.

A cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Basecamp on April 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Roberto Schmidt)

So if this theory of ice colliding with ice producing electric charge separation is correct, you would then think that an avalanche of snow might be associated with lightning. No? After all it’s enormous quantities of ice colliding with ice and if the theory is correct, electric charge separation should occur.

Apparently not.

Update: And the veritable bolt of lightning out of the blue, now that’s even more inexplicable in terms of the ‘current’ theory (pun intended).


Right on cue

Atmospheric scientists still don’t have a complete understanding of lightning, in part because it’s difficult to measure electric fields in thunderstorms. Now a large, international collaboration of scientists has demonstrated a new way to take a snapshot of atmospheric electric fields. They used detectors designed for astronomy to measure radio waves produced during cosmic-ray showers that occurred in thunderstorms. The team deduced a two-layer structure of thunderstorm electric fields, an idea that has been proposed but never clearly observed.


Elecrtically charged layers? These are known as plasma double layers.

Slowly but surely…….

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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One Response to Lightning Production – NOT

  1. Willam A. McQuiddy says:

    Many years ago in Canadian, Texas, under a clear sky a woman was killed by lightening as she was getting out of a car. Her husband, who got out one the other side was not touched.
    Thank you for all your work-it seems logical to me. William A. McQuiddy, Austin, Texas.


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