Why are there more thunderstorms?

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 28. Premiere performance 07/13/2022

This here, then there state of emergency due to thunderstorms and lightning . Why have they become more frequent?

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Science attributes the responsibility for this phenomenon to global warming. So, scientists at the University of California, after analyzing cloud density measurements, concluded that the number of atmospheric electrical discharges in the world will grow. According to their estimates, an increase in air temperature by 1 degree increases the amount of lightning by 12%.

"The best conditions for thunderstorms — hours when the temperature of the air and the underlying surface reaches its maximum values. Therefore, more often thunderstorms occur between 15 and 18 hours, less often — between 6 and 12 hours. But our thunderstorms are quite modest and rare compared to the tropics and the equator.

Earlier “pole of thunderstorms” the Beitenzorg area on the island of Java was considered, where they rampage up to 322 days a year. Now it has been replaced by a site in the & nbsp; Pacific Ocean east of the Japanese Islands, & nbsp; & mdash; tells Director of the Institute of Ecology and Geography of the Siberian Federal University Ruslan Sharafutdinov. — But thunderstorms have a plus. At this time, the air is cleaned well, in t. h due to the release of ozone. So go for a walk after them.

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