Does lightning make the grass grow faster?
One of my co-workers just told me that grass grows faster after a lightning storm...moreso than after a rain storm. He said something about nitrogen increasing after a lightning storm. However, I think this is a major load since a significant amount of the atmosphere is N2 and to my knowledge the only side effect from lighting is O3 (ozone). And I can't really see a lightning strike increasing the N2 in the ground. Which one of us is right? And if the Nitrogen is increased how does it work?