Case Study

When Lightning And Rods Connect: High Speed Imaging Brings Understanding

Source: Vision Research, Inc.

When Lightning And Rods Connect

There are many challenges associated with recording lightning via high-speed video images, including placing the camera close enough to the chosen structure in an observable way, and the filming process requiring a long observation time to capture the strike – if it happens at all. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers has captured lightning striking a rod using Vision Research’s high-speed cameras. The results not only broaden the understanding of how lightning connects with lightning rods, but also provide the field data necessary to improve current lightning protection systems. Download the case study for the full story.