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thundercloud

a towering electrically charged cumulonimbus cloud associated with thunderstorms

thundercloud

[′thən·dər‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A convenient and often used term for the cloud mass of a thunderstorm, that is, a cumulonimbus.
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R] obtained with the help of (8) and proposed additional mechanisms for the formation and flow of electrophysical processes in atmospheric clouds, indicate the possibility of development from the outer boundary of the described model of a thundercloud of avalanche clouds [3] which are a precursor of a spark breakdown in an atmosphere of a long air gap (lightning).
No it's not," Mrs Thundercloud said, adding there was no "search strategy".
Moreover, using a simple electrical capacitor analog for a thundercloud (expanded to include a conducting plane Earth), it was shown that one should expect good covariance between e and Ip, which is indeed what we found empirically (see Figs.
Firstly, a thundercloud is calculated according to the electrification scheme of the Thundercloud Model, in which the charge distribution changes over time.
TSX-V: LGF) is pleased to announce that all assay results have been received from the Phase I diamond drill program at the Thundercloud property, located 50 kilometres southeast of Dryden, Ontario.
A typical thundercloud develops as warm air rises into colder air masses above, then usually dissipates quickly once rain falls.
International contributors from Cuba to Kazakhstan and most parts in between provide essays on topics such as solar filaments and their eruptions, the time-distance helioseismology of sunspots, some peculiarities of research into multi-scale ionospheric irregularities by radio methods, solar type IV bursts at frequencies 10-30 MHZ, and a numerical study of formation and propagation of giant electric jets between a thundercloud and the lower ionosphere.
New items include the POW block and Thundercloud, but sadly they aren't up to much and, if anything, detract from the racing fun, as does the flying blue shell.
Mama Grapevine is beside herself with worry, and calls upon the very forces of nature to find little Grapette; a thundercloud, a stream, a hawk, a sparrow, and a butterfly all work hard to bring Grapette home safely.
A tornado is a violent rotating column of air that forms under a thundercloud and extends toward the ground.
He tries his best to avoid them and, if he does meet them, he says nothing and sits with a face like a thundercloud.