Lightning Detector (image) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail Caption One of the 80 lightning-detector stations that can pinpoint major lightning strikes anywhere in the globe. The network, along with coming satellite observations, offer potential to use lightning in forecasts. Credit Dennis Wise/University of Washington Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.