The Lethal Frequencies of Thunderstorm Sounds and Energies: A Mini Review
Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan*
Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Submission: September 25, 2018;Published: October 22, 2018
*Corresponding author: Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan, Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
How to cite this article: Saganuwan A S. The Lethal Frequencies of Thunderstorm Sounds and Energies: A Mini Review. Curr Trends Biomedical Eng & Biosci. 2018; 17(1): 555954. DOI:10.19080/CTBEB.2018.17.555954.
Lightning in animals may cause burns, scratched hairs on the legs, shoulders, heart fibrillation and death that may implicate vets . Thunder storms could be 15 miles in diameter and lasts for 30 minutes . Lightning detection and location are very important for protection against hazard. The vast amount of energy from bombarded energetic solar and galactic cosmic ray particles creates ions that conduct below 50km with effect up to 3km above earth is very important . Thunder lightning discharge requires determination of peak power energy for efficient conversion of electrical energy to acoustic energy . Acoustic imaging helps in identification and quantification of thunder sources as a function of lightning current . Thunder is a consequence of shock wave that originates from rapid expansion of air by hot lightning channel. Its perception depends on distance . The wide disparities on energy dissipations in relation to acoustic energy  may be responsible for the inability to determine the lethal frequency of thunderstorm lightning electric current. The exact cause of lightning remains uncertain, but the charges are due to precipitation and air current .
The total acoustic energy that originated from thunder spectrum was calculated using E (total acoustic energy) = P(t) πR2 (t) dt. Where P is the total power flow and R is the acoustic distance of the flash, c (t-to) . Energy spectrum (Q) generated by thunder is 0.5–2 with frequencies range from <4 to 125Hz. At the low frequency of <10Hz wind noise could mask the thunder sign. The peak power flux ranges from 0.4 to 0.003 erg cm-2 Sec-1 Hz-1 where as the average total power flux ranges from 0.17 to 19.3ergs cm-2 sec-1. The range of average rms pressure value is 2.2 to 24 dynes cm-2. Intra-cloud thunder spectrums with power (28Hz) showed acoustic energy of 1.9x1018 ergs and cloud-to-ground spectrum at 50Hz exhibited acoustic energy of 6.3x1018 . Several return strokes that varied in amplitude and rise time is greater than 1KA with frequency higher than 1kHz . The best correlation coefficient between dI/dt (KA/μs) and 1KA is 2.611.34 to 2.011.28 . The ground resistance of earthing system is 0.15-9Ω. But the energy per unit of lightning is Whereas Ro is the initial channel of radius, P is the plasma resistivity and t dispatch . Energy can be reduced to E=Po πR2 if a few centimeters initial radius is neglected with regard to relaxation radius (several meters) .
The maximum frequency according to Dawson et al. 
fmax = 0.63 The energy volume (Evol) = 0.015Pmax whereas Pmax is expressed in Pascal with unit (mJ/m3 or J/m3). vol = 1.23-1.26 Imax1.64 , a voltage of 109V at height of 2km produced 1010 joules per flash . But 1x107J per stroke and 5x103J/m3 at height of 2km from ground level had been reported . Also fm = (0.63) whereas Po and Co are the ambient pressure and sound respectively. Whereas the relaxation radii is (Ro) = (3E/4πPo)1/3 or Ro = (E/πPo)1/2 . Thunder has non-stationary data  as they are not amenable to many standard power spectra techniques and therefore special . Thunder spectra of 10Hz to 150Hz  and frequency of 180 to 260 Hz had been reported . But coordinate X=r/Ro where r (spherical) and Ro (cylindriAbstract cal)  with Brode’s  non dimensional coordinate (λ) differs from X by the constant (4π/3)1/3 with a length (d) = 2.6Ro
Also d = 2.6 0 E/πPo1/2 with bottom fmin (57Hz) and top fmin (39Hz).
The incidence of lightning varies in various parts of the world
. The primary frequency is about 20MHz . Lightning
prefers to strike tall trees several times . Strokes could be
triggered by 9.8KA to 297.7KA/μs . The return strokes
extended to 2km from the cloud base to ground at 1010 J .
Early men considered lightning as weapon of their Gods despite
people pay more attention to the rain rather than the danger of