Complain all you like that it would be dull to study the weather. This study demonstrates otherwise:
“Occurrence of elves and lightning during El Niño and La Niña,” Wu, Y. J.; Chen, A. B.; Hsu, H. H.; Chou, J. K.; Chang, S. C.; Lee, L. J.; Lee, Y. J.; Su, H. T.; Kuo, C. L.; Hsu, R. R.; Frey, H. U.; Mende, S. B.; Takahashi, Y.; Lee, L. C., Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, No. 3, L03106. The authors are at various institutions in Taiwan, the US, and Japan.
(Thanks to investigator Tom Gill for bringing this to our attention.)
10 February 2012