My post was a reply to @Kennebec_Captain’s question; I do not know why my replies are never shown as my reply to someone’s post.
I thought, KC was interested in lightning along his actual trips…
I have no interest, nor the resources, nor the time, to challenge the publication’s statement.
However, seeing your defense of this study, I will tell you, how I approach those things:
- Was the study started to answer a burning general problem?
- Was it started to prove a previous political or hysterical position?
- Was the ability to collect data at the beginning of the time-lapse identical to the final ones?
- Were comparable data, in intensity and relevance in this case, compared?
- Who paid for this study, directly or indirectly?
- Statistics may prove a lot of things… and their contrary… all is a matter of the user’s intents…
Long-range detections are a bit more than AM radio.
You need to identify clearly the direct waves and the ionosphere-reflected ones. You need to separate clearly the start of a flash in one cloud and the arrival in another one, and much more…