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IOP Publishing Journalist Area

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Evidence for solar wind modulation of lightning

3. The published version of the paper ‘Evidence for solar wind modulation of lightning‘ (C J Scott et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 055004) will be freely available online from Thursday 15 May. It will be available at http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/9/5/055005/article

Environmental Research Letters

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