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Lightning Strikes

A. Bär et al. (2019): Fire effects on tree physiology. Free access, New Phytologist, 223: 1728–1741.

! K.M. Block (2011): Fulgurite classification, petrology, and implications for planetary processes. In PDF, Master's thesis, The University of Arizona.
See also here and there.

A.Z. Çaliskanoglu et al. (2023): Experimental generation of fulgurite under realistic lightning discharge conditions. In PDF, Scientific Reports.
See also here.

J.J. Camarero et al. (2020): Dating lightning: Dendrochronological and magnetic analyses of lightning scars. Abstract, Dendrochronologia, 62.
"... Trees struck by lightning can show a growth reduction and lightning storms also trigger wildfires in seasonally dry areas ..."

A Ehling, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) Geozentrum Hannover:
Das Sammlungsobjekt des Quartals / des Monats (in German):
Fulgurite: „versteinerte Blitze“.

! B.L. Hess et al. (2021): Lightning strikes as a major facilitator of prebiotic phosphorus reduction on early Earth. Open access, Nature Communications, 12.

L. Luthardt et al. (2018): Severe growth disturbances in an early Permian calamitalean – traces of a lightning strike? In PDF, Palaeontographica Abteilung B, 298: 1-22.
See also here.
! "... The special injury of the calamitalean described herein [...] exhibits an elongated to triangular shape, a central furrow, a scar-associated event ring of collapsed to distorted tracheids, and was ultimately overgrown by callus parenchyma. We suggest that this scar most likely was caused by a lightning strike ..."

! Allan McCollum and Kristen Welsh: Selected Writings on Lightning and Fulgurites. In PDF.

N. Ogasa (2020): Fossilized lightning bolts reveal when ancient storms struck.

M.A. Pasek and M. Hurst (2016): A Fossilized Energy Distribution of Lightning. Open access, Scientific Reports, 6.

B.M. Pietruszka et al. (2023): Consequential lightning-caused wildfires and the “let burn” narrative. Open access, Fire Ecology, 19.

! K.T. Smith et al. (2016): Macroanatomy and compartmentalization of recent fire scars in three North American conifers. In PDF, Can. J. For. Res., 46: 535–542. See also here.
"... The terminology presented here should facilitate communication among tree pathologists, wound anatomists, and dendrochronologists. ..."

B. Sponholz et al. (1993): Fulgurites in the Southern Central Sahara, Republic of Niger and their Palaeoenvironmental Significance. in PDF, The Holocene, 3.
See also here.

J.E. Stout et al. (2015):
! Bibliography of Fulgurites.
Still available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
The Bibliography of Fulgurites is a comprehensive list of scholarly articles, books, published reports, etc., primarily focused on the study of fulgurites. At this time the bibliography contains a total of 213 bibliographic citations, the oldest of which dates back to 1790.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
! Paleolightning.
! Fulgurite.

B. Zoletto et al. (2023): Lightning scars on tropical trees—Evidence and opportunities. Free access, Ecology and Evolution, 13, e10210.

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