Lightning and Nitrogen
Date: July 2006
What affect does thunder and lighting have on
flower gardens and vegetable gardens?
The "chemistry" of lightning and thunder is complicated, and not understood
fully. What is clear is that ozone, and nitrogen oxides are produced, but
how much and where is difficult to specify accurately because the chemistry
of high energy discharges, even under controlled conditions, is varied. The
nitrogen oxides should provide "fixed" nitrogen for plants, but beyond that
it is hard to give details. The sites below give some results of studies,
but it is a difficult subject to study.
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