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Lightning Reloaded

Saturday 09th October 2010 from 13h30 to 15h00
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Manfred Christ
Written by
Manfred Christ
Produced by
ORF Universum, Cosmos Factory

Documentary, Australia, Austria, 2010, 52 min

Spiral clouds of steel blue and ink black, miles-long bolts of lightning, which for a moment appear to cast a spider's web across the sky. Lightning is beautiful, frightening and much more than heavy weather: recent research data indicate that heavy storms and lightning in Africa are generating the notorious Atlantic hurricanes which hit the Caribbean and the US coast every summer. The bolts are even connected to climate change and obviously influence the earth's magnetic field. Where do these lightning strikes come from? How are a billion volts generated and randomly unloaded and where do they go?


Debate with :

  • Marc Bonnet, director of export at Météorage, subsidiary of Météo-France

Know more

Webpage dedicated to the film on the ORF website.