Thundercells and Thunderstorms

  • Marvin M. Frydenlund


Most lightning activity in North America is the result of a separation of electrical charges due to air turbulence created when a summertime cold front from the north collides with a warm air mass sweeping up from the south. The “frontal” or “squall line” storms thus created are large-scale events whose turbulent fronts may extend several hundred miles, across several states.


Lightning Activity Squall Line Lightning Strike Convective Storm Lightning Flash 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1993

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  • Marvin M. Frydenlund

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