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Atmospheric electrification in the solar system

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Atmospheric electrification is not a purely terrestrial phenomenon: all Solar System planetary atmospheres become slightly electrified by cosmic ray ionisation. There is evidence for lightning on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and it is possible on Mars, Venus and Titan. Controversy surrounds the role of atmospheric electricity in physical climate processes on Earth; here, a comparative approach is employed to review the role of electrification in the atmospheres of other planets and th...

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10.1007/s10712-005-0642-9

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Surveys in Geophysics More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
63-108
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1573-0956
ISSN:
0169-3298
Language:
English
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151412
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2012-12-19

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