Lightning Generation in Moist Convective Clouds and Constraints on the Water Abundance in Jupiter

  title={Lightning Generation in Moist Convective Clouds and Constraints on the Water Abundance in Jupiter},
  author={Yury S. Aglyamov and Jonathan I. Lunine and Heidi N. Becker and Tristan Guillot and Seran G. Gibbard and Sushil K. Atreya and Scott J. Bolton and Steven M. Levin and Shannon T. Brown and Michael H. Wong},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets},
  • Y. AglyamovJ. Lunine M. Wong
  • Published 17 January 2021
  • Physics, Environmental Science, Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
Recent Juno observations have greatly extended the temporal and spatial coverage of lightning detection on Jupiter. We use these data to constrain a model of moist convection and lightning generation in Jupiter's atmosphere, and derive a roughly solar abundance of water at the base of the water cloud. Shallow lightning, observed by Juno (Becker et al., 2020,‐020‐2532‐1, Nature, 584, 55–58) and defined as flashes originating at altitudes corresponding to pressure… 
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