Lightning in Saturn's atmosphere

HanBo Wu, ChuXin Chen
2013 Chinese Science Bulletin  
There exists large-scale lightning in Saturn's water cloud. Based on the powerful moist convection in the water cloud, we establish a thermal-induced convective model to interpret the mechanism for the processes of charge generation and separation. We also estimate the breakdown field of Saturn's atmosphere quantitatively and interpret the discharge process.
doi:10.1007/s11434-013-5808-0 fatcat:6io6cfzr5bg5zkw7r7xpqbvpie