Science News 2012 (English)

Lightning Research Commences at Tokyo Skytree!

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


Research on lightning has begun at Tokyo Skytree, which was completed in May 2012. A Rogowski coil, installed 497 meters above the ground, will be used to measure rare waveforms of lightning current. As society has become more IT-oriented in recent years, computers and other electronic devices have become more susceptible to lightning damage. To develop effective lightning-resistant designs, the world is waiting for research that will reveal the true form of lightning.