Weathered

How Volcanic Lightning Is Making the World a Safer Place

Season 2 Episode 5 | 8m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

The closely observed Hunga Ha Ľapai volcano in Tonga erupted in January 2022. The hot plumes of ash they spew into the atmosphere are the most dangerous part of these eruptions, threatening downwind communities and even planes. It turns out these plumes also form volcanic lightning!

Aired: 11/08/21

Rating: NR

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