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NIU researchers: Cities can spawn more thunderstorms

February 18, 2015

Lightning over Atlanta - xx - Credit - David Selby Wikimedia CommonsSome big cities, particularly those located in hot and humid environments, actually birth more thunderstorms than surrounding rural areas, according to a new study led by Alex Haberlie, an NIU Ph.D. student in geogaphy.

The conclusion is one of several fascinating findings from the first long-term, systematic assessment of the influence of urban land use on thunderstorm development.

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