Where does Thunder come from?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by marzy2003, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Arkon Shazbot. Registered Senior Member

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    Thunder comes from every time a toaster screams in the dark.
     
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  3. Erring Flatley Erring Flatley Registered Senior Member

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    How many of you actually believe what you have said here?
     
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  5. river-wind Valued Senior Member

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    my parent told me it was God bowling. I looked it up the encyclopedia, and showed them that they were wrong. I was such a pain in the ass as a kid...
     
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  7. Hypercane Sustained Winds at Mach One Registered Senior Member

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    When the giant spark known as lightning leaps out of the cloud, the air around it is superheated up to more than five times the heat of the sun's surface. This instant rush of atoms in the air gets them so excited they surpass the speed of sound. The sonic boom created by that air if furthermore known as thunder.

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  8. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Expansion, and the subsequent rarefaction of the air caused by heat from sudden ionization.
     

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