Researchers from Lausanne managed to develop a special algorithm that can predict the place and time of a lightning strike half an hour before it happens. Artificial intelligence analyzes meteorological data.
The slowness of the work of existing similar systems pushed the researchers for such a development. Besides, analogs can only work if specialized equipment that collects data from satellites and radars is available.
Scientists from Lausanne concluded that lightning is formed in certain conditions, which can be predicted by comparing a specific array of data obtained in real-time from any weather station.
With this program, specialists will be able to give accurate forecasts even for the most distant points of our planet. The application of this algorithm will ensure more efficient operation of electric networks, as well as significantly increase the safety of air travel.