Lightning Study

 Lightning strikes in New Mexico (courtesy Marko Korosec / Barcroft Media/Landov via NPR News)
Lightning Study

When it comes to lightning, no state has more strikes per square mile than Florida. A USF researcher is measuring the energy of such strikes – not by looking at activity during a storm, but by focusing on the geology of where lightning strikes. As a result, he’s even managed to measure the energy of a bolt from a storm thousands of years ago. We’ll take a look at this work on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

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USF Researcher Digs Down to Determine the Power of Lightning

University Beat TV report on Pasek's research.

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Dr. Matthew Pasek, associate professor
USF School of Geosciences

The research was published in the journal, Scientific Reports

WUSF News story on Pasek's lightning research.

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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