"Barry L. Ornitz" <email@example.com> says::
"The article was written by researchers at Langmuir Labs of the
University of Arizona where there is a significant research
program on lightning and its abatement. "
Small point, but Langmuir is part of the NM Tech Univ, not U of A.
I've been to their site (and into the bunkers under which the
triggering missiles are shot) and it's a fascinating place.
It's on a mountain ridgeline, and overlooks hundreds of square
miles. The top of the building is a large glass (1" thick?) dome
reinforced between panes, with what looks to be heavy iron strap.
I am sure the view of lighting hits from that vantage point would
be spectacular. If you're ever in the area (which would make you
a serious desert rat and explorer) you can usually get tours from the
co-op students who work there.