37th DPS Meeting, 4-9 September 2005
Session 30 Outer Planets
Poster, Tuesday, September 6, 2005, 6:00-7:15pm, Music Lecture Room 5

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[30.27] Lightning on the Jovian Dayside

W.B. Sparks (STScI), W. Borucki (NASA Ames), U. Dyudina (Caltech), M. McGrath (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), J. Caldwell (York University), K. Noll (STScI), H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University), E. Bergeron (STScI), K. Rages (NASA Ames)

The presence of lightning on Jupiter has been known for many years. It represents an important diagnostic of atmospheric characteristics below the visible cloud tops, within the water layer. Here we report on observations using an innovative use of the HST NICMOS rapid non-destructive readout capability to attempt lightning detection on the Jovian dayside.

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