Lightning Bolt vs a Tornado

Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2012 06:38 pm
My textbook says, "The average tornado expends about 1000 times as much energy as a lightning bolt." For an assignment, I have a T/F question that asks if lightning expends more energy than a tornado. The wording is confusing me. Does lightning expend more energy or not? Please help!
Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2012 06:53 pm
They are saying the average tornado expends much more energy (1000x) than a lightning bolt.

My immediate thought is that they should also have used the word 'average' when speaking of lightning bolts. As written, there isn't much basis for a comparison.
Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2012 06:54 pm
Superman is more powerful than both of them.

a speeding locomotive as well...
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Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2012 07:03 pm
Thank you so much!!! Smile Have a great night!
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