White Sands Missile Range has installed a Lightning Test Facility (LTF), in accordance with MIL-STD-1757A, to simulate the direct and indirect effects of lightning strikes.

Direct Effects

Direct effects of lightning include burning, eroding, blasting magnetic forces, high-pressure shock waves, and structural deformation cause by lightning arc.

Indirect Effects

Indirect lightning effects are predominantly those resulting from the interaction of the electromagnetic fields accompanying lightning with electrical devices.

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