Dr. Miah Adel, physics professor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), was named Directorate of Environmental Sciences Fellow for his article entitled, “Lightning generation correlation with widespread irrigation and means of protection.” He garnered the award during a competition held by World Championship, an organization that is a platform for the world’s latest breakthrough research. The organization has a goal of identifying the most influential scientists who are changing the world for a better tomorrow.

“I feel very excited and honored for the recognition of my environmental research work,” Dr. Adel said. “It is a great honor for my institution also for hosting quality research. I feel proud knowing that I helped increase worldwide visibility for UAPB.”

His article will be published in the ISABB (International Society Of African Biotechnologists And Bioscientists) Journal of Health and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 5(2), pp. 9-27, February 2018; DOI: 10.5897/ISAAB-JHE2017.0037.

Dr. Adel says he knew that he reported some very new and important results for the first time that explained the relationship between widespread out-of-season and in-season irrigation, lightning proliferation, and the means of salvation for working people in the field. He found that the result would be stunning to the nations that use irrigation for food grain production and consequently become very prone to lightning strike.

Dr. Adel has been doing research on transboundary water issues for over 30 years. According to Adel, upstream riparian countries neglect their commitments to world agencies and deprive the downstream riparian countries of their due share of water, causing an ecocide effect. They in turn use the pirated water for production of more foods and electricity for exporting downstream. Widespread irrigation turns localized water bodies into distributed ones letting more evaporation-caused vapor into the atmosphere. This water vapor forms thunder clouds causing lightning generation.

Recently, there has been an increase in global lightning strikes. The generation of out-of-season lightning is related to out-of-season irrigation, according to Adel. This is happening in locations such as the Ganges basin and Mekong basin. In South Asia, India is has been highly prone to lightning strikes and consequently, fatalities. Dr. Adel hopes that his research will help change this trend.

For more information about Dr. Adel’s research, please contact him at (870) 575-8788 or [email protected] .