Lightning Visualizations

I am currently co-enrolled in an environmental ethics class where we have weekly journals based on articles we read from the web. This week I read this article and took an interest in the animation of the lightning data and couldn’t help but wish I could fix it up. It doesn’t seem like I have access to the Science journal to see the physical data (if its in the report at all). Ideas for the lightning data: make light colored dot at the spot of lightning and then as that spot gets hit again (could represent with a larger circle area) color the dot darker. It would result in a heat map of sorts for lightning. Theres always the 3D histogram, which depending on what the data looks like, it could be interesting, but as 3D isn’t the most palatable for the masses its not the best end goal visualization.

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