Why Doesn't All Thunder Sound The Same?

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Use the promo code "minuteearth" at for 26% off an annual subscription to CuriosityStream, plus access to Nebula! We've all experienced thunder, but what ARE all those claps, booms, and rumbles? LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Shock wave: a sharp change of pressure in a narrow region traveling through a medium, especially air, caused by explosion or by a body moving faster than sound SUPPORT MINUTEEARTH ************************** If you like what we do, you can help us!: - Become our patron: - Share this video with your friends and family - Leave us a comment (we read them!) CREDITS ********* Kate Yoshida | Script Writer, Narrator and Director Sarah Berman | Illustration, Video Editing and Animation MinuteEarth is produced by Neptune Studios LLC OUR STAFF ************ Sarah Berman • Arcadi Garcia Rius David Goldenberg • Julián Gustavo Gómez Melissa Hayes • Alex Reich • Henry Reich Peter Reich • Ever Salazar • Kate Yoshida OTHER CREDITS ***************** “thunder3.ogg” by Josh74000MC of freesound.org “Drythunder1.wav” by juskiddink of freesound.org “Thunder-rain-middle-distance.wav” by ragamuffin of freesound.org “Thunder.rumble.ogg” by xUMR of freesound.org “Rain, moderate, b.wav” by InspectorJ of freesound.org “Electric-gas-stove-ignite.wav” by squidocto of freesound.org “Breaking the sound barrier” by thenudo of freesound.org “Whip crack b.wav” by cetsoundcrew of freesound.org “Party Pack, Balloons, Popping, 02-01.wav" by InspectorJ of freesound.org OUR LINKS ************ Youtube | TikTok | minuteearth Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website | Apple Podcasts| REFERENCES ************** Blanco, F., La Rocca, P., Petta, C. and Riggi, F. (2009) Modelling Digital Thunder. European Journal of Physics 30: 139–45. Depasse, P. (1994) Lightning acoustic signature. Journal of Geophysics Research 99: 25933–25940. Jagadeesh, G. (2008) Fascinating world of shock waves. Resonance 13: 752–767. Matson, W.R. (2018) Sonic Thunder: a Discussion of Natural and Artificial Shock Waves. Morgan and Claypool Publishers. Sidath, A., Bodhika, J.A.P., Mahendra, F. (2016). Frequency Analysis of Thunder Features. Proceedings of International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP).

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