Small lightning flashes from shallow electrical storms on Jupiter

  title={Small lightning flashes from shallow electrical storms on Jupiter},
  author={Heidi N. Becker and James W. Alexander and Sushil Atreya and Scott J. Bolton and Martin J. Brennan and Shannon T. Brown and Alexandre Guillaume and Tristan Guillot and Andrew P. Ingersoll and Steven M. Levin and Jonathan I. Lunine and Yury S. Aglyamov and Paul G. Steffes},
  pages={55 - 58}
Lightning flashes have been observed by a number of missions that visited or flew by Jupiter over the past several decades. Imagery led to a flash rate estimate of about 4 × 10−3 flashes per square kilometre per year (refs. 1,2). The spatial extent of Voyager flashes was estimated to be about 30 kilometres (half-width at half-maximum intensity, HWHM), but the camera was unlikely to have detected the dim outer edges of the flashes, given its weak response to the brightest spectral line of Jovian… Expand
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