Thursday, 27 November 2008

'Nature's pre-cog system?..'

'Flash floods are expected to become Britain's most common natural disaster, leaving in their wake death and destruction - but one researcher is using lightning to try and predict where and when they will occur.

Professor Colin Price from Tel Aviv University is studying the link between lightning and subsequent flash floods.

His aim is to develop an early warning system for people in the path of a flood.
The three-year study includes scientists from five European countries, and its results are expected to be adopted by weather forecasting agencies around the world.'


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