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Re: What happens when lightening hits sea water?

Cool picture!

My understanding is that the charge builds up between the surface of the water and the cloud. When lightning strikes it the charge is dissapated in the top 6 inches or so, and much (exponentially) more at the surface than at the bottom.


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