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Publication - Dr Karen Aplin

    Lightning detection in planetary atmospheres


    Aplin, KL & Fischer, G, 2017, ‘Lightning detection in planetary atmospheres’. Weather, vol 72., pp. 46-50


    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.

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