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    Probe Science Instrument Layout
    Probe Science Instrument Layout


    The Lightning and Radio Emission Detector (LRD) instrument was carried by the Galileo Probe into Jupiter's atmosphere. The LRD verified the existence of lightning in the atmosphere and its basic characteristics. Also, the instrument, operated in its magnetospheric mode at distances of about 5, 4, 3, and 2 planetary radii from Jupiter's center to measure the radio frequency (RF) noise spectrum in Jupiter's magnetosphere.

    References Helpful in Scoping the Mission


    The Lightning and Radio Emission Data
    Review Article
    Instrument Description

    The Data from this instrument were lost due to the death of Co-Investigator Klaus Rinnert. The following references will have the best information that the investigators had available.

    Lanzerotti, L. J., K. Rinnert, G. Dehmel, F. O. Gliem, E. P. Krider, M. A. Uman, G. Umlauft and J. Bach, The Lightning and Radio Emission Detector Instrument, Space Sci. Rev. 60, pp. 91-109, 1992

    Lanzerotti, L. J., K. Rinnert, G. Dehmel, F. O. Gliem, E. P. Krider, M. A. Uman and J. Bach, Radio Frequency Signals in Jupiter’s Atmosphere, Science 272, pp. 858-860, 1996.

    Rinnert, K., L. J. Lanzerotti, M. A. Uman, G. Dehmel, F. O. Gliem, E. P. Krider and J. Bach, Measurement of radio frequency signals from lightning in Jupiter's atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res. 103, 22979-22992, 1998.

    Rinnert, K. and L. J. Lanzerotti, Radio wave propagation below the Jovian ionosphere. J. Geophys. Res. 103, 22993-22999, 1998.  


    Other Documentation


    Access to the Galileo Probe Data Volume


    Publications - A listing of team members to facilitate literature searches.