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The Physics of Thunderstorms

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18:00 – 20:00 16 Jan 2019
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Lecture Theatre 2 or 3, Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Corporation Street, Preston, Lancashire, UK, PR1 2HE

Event Type: Lecture/Talk

Speaker: Prof Paul Hardaker (IOP)

 

Thunderstorms are ever-present across the globe and for centuries have had a strong cultural influence. Our knowledge about thunderstorms has been largely driven by our need to protect ourselves from their impact on local communities and infrastructure. This talk will explore what we know about the physics of thunderstorms and how this has helped us to understand how and where they occur, both on the earth and on other planets. We shall explore the important role they play in balancing the earth’s energy budget, how to mitigate the weather hazards they create and how we can use this knowledge to make predictions and give warnings.

 

The talk starts at 18.30pm, with refeshments available fom 18.00pm.

 

Contact Details: Dr Francesca Doddato (Branch Secretary):

lancashireandcumbria@physics.org

Organised by: Institute of Physics Lancashire and Cumbria Branch

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Lecture Theatre 2 or 3, Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Corporation Street, Preston, Lancashire, UK, PR1 2HE
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18:00 – 20:00 16 Jan 2019

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