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Mars

  • Karen L. Aplin
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Abstract

The Martian environment is electrostatically active, but lightning has not yet been detected. Mars is expected to have a global electric circuit, similar to its terrestrial analogue but with dust storms as the charge generator. Tests of these predictions are hindered by a lack of in situ electrical observations.

Keywords

Dust Storm Dust Devil Fair Weather Atmospheric Electric Field Convective Vortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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