Monthly Archives: January 2017

LIGHTNING PROTECTION AT ORLANDO THEME PARKS

The Theme Park University website┬ásuggests, “Next time you are at an Orlando theme park, look at the roofs of nearly every building. Lightning rods dot the rooftops of nearly every single building in Orlando theme parks. Many of the air terminals are cleverly disguised as part of the building’s theme. For example, atop the Crossroads… Read more »

Lightning Science Enters Space Age

While East Coast Lightning Equipment brings lightning down to earth, our sister company, Scientific Lightning Solutions, reaches into space. SLS uses rockets, for example, to trigger actual lightning strikes for research and testing. The firm is active in the aerospace industry and its team members have extensive experience designing lightning protection systems for mission-critical applications… Read more »

Lightning and Urban Planning

A new scientific study comparing urban areas to non-urban areas finds that “demographic and land-use changes feed back to local atmospheric processes that promote thunderstorm formation and persistence… Results demonstrate positive urban amplification of thunderstorm frequency and intensity for major cities… the degree of urban thunderstorm augmentation corresponds to the geometry of the urban footprint.”… Read more »