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Title Planetary atmospheric electricity
Abstract Electrification is a fundamental property of planetary atmospheres, found widely in the solar system. It is most evident through lightning discharges, which can influence an atmosphere's chemical composition, but electrification also affects the physical behaviour of aerosols and cloud droplets that determine an atmosphere's radiative balance. In the terrestrial atmosphere, lightning has been implicated in the origin of life.
Organisation SSTD , STFC
Keywords lightning , Physics , comparative planetology , cosmic rays , ionisation
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article Space Sci Rev 137, no. 1-4 (2008): 5-10. Is in proceedings of: ISSI/Europlanet Planetary Atmospheric Electricity, Bern, Switzerland, 23-27 Jul 2007. doi:10.1007/s11214-008-9397-1 HarrisonPlanAtmElec_preprint.pdf 2008