Lightning detection in planetary atmospheres

Karen L. Aplin*, Georg Fischer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Lightning in planetary atmospheres is now a well-established concept. Here we discuss the available detection techniques for, and observations of, planetary lightning by spacecraft, planetary landers and, increasingly, sophisticated terrestrial radio telescopes. Future space missions carrying lightning-related instrumentation are also summarised, specifically the European ExoMars mission and Japanese Akatsuki mission to Venus, which could both yield lightning observations in 2016.

Original languageEnglish
Pages46-50
Number of pages5
Volume72
No.2
Specialist publicationWeather
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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