TAU 145: How does lightning occur? - Handwritten note by Viktor Schauberger

How does lightning occur? The cause of this is sunlight. When the Sun shines onto the Earth on hot summer days and all the surface water rapidly evaporates and rises into the air, the friction between water vapour and air generates electricity. This attaches itself to finely dispersed particles of vapour. When the water vapour subsequently cools with increasing height, it necessarily condenses and aggregates into raindrops, whose size is dependent on the surface tension and the intensity of the cooling. This condensation is inseparable from the release of electricity, which can no longer be stored in the clouds and has to re-establish equilibrium with the Earth as _lightning_.(*)

From TAU, 145, p. 19 (handwritten note by Viktor Schauberger)

(*) 'Over the whole world 1,888 thunderstorms are active at any given time. Thirty lightning strikes hit the Earth every second. The average energy of a lightning strike is estimated at 1,700kW. Lightning strikes can be up to 9km (5 miles) long, and sheet lightning up to 100 km (60 miles) long.' -- Implosion Magazine No. 77, P.22. In this process ozone or O3 is also produced. -Ed. (=Ed = Callum Coats)