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Lightning Does Strike Twice

Synopsis
Describes some of the physical mechanisms responsible for electrostatic charging of a thundercloud and the subsequent precipitation and electrical discharges resulting in lightning. The role of pointed objects which can intensify the electric field near them is also demonstrated.
Series
Discovering Physics, Course S271
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1983
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
General science courses; 1st- or 2nd-year BSc; useful background material for university professional specialists on physical meteorology.*
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
lightning; meteorology

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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