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Descriptor in English: Lightning
Descriptor in Spanish: Relámpago
Descriptor in Portuguese: Relâmpago
Descriptor in French: Éclairs
Entry term(s): Lightnings
Tree number(s): G16.500.175.843
G16.500.750.775.375
N06.230.300.100.725.375
Scope note: An abrupt high-current electric discharge that occurs in the ATMOSPHERE and that has a path length ranging from hundreds of feet to tens of miles. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Annotation: adverse effects of lightning is probably LIGHTNING INJURIES
DeCS UI: 8205
Descriptor UI: D008030
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Lightning - Preferred
Concept UI M0012516
Scope note An abrupt high-current electric discharge that occurs in the ATMOSPHERE and that has a path length ranging from hundreds of feet to tens of miles. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Lightning
Entry term(s) Lightnings



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