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on the prevention of lighting
Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)
The destructive nature of cloud-to-ground lightning strokes is well known. Loss of life and damage to buildings and other man-made structures may to a large extent be prevented by the judicial use of lightning conductors and screens but no comparable protection may be offered to expanses of agricultural crops or forests. According to Fuquay (1967) lightning is the greatest single cause of forest fires in the western United States: during the period 1946-1962, 140,000 such fires occurred causingdoi:10.1175/1520-0477-50.7.514 fatcat:uxjvlc4jrjgcxeynhqft2czhzq