We propose that the upcoming Decadal Survey on Solar and Space Physics describe prominent contributions of lightning and its impacts beyond the troposphere, particularly within the NASA Heliophysics portfolio. We present a brief review of several topics highly relevant to NSF and NASA. We opt to unify these topics into one white paper, with longer reviews/references included.

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Multiscale Dynamics

Cohen, M., Kosar, B., Halford, A., Ringuette, R., da Silva, C., J. Bortnik, … Ebert, U. (2023). The impacts of lightning beyond the troposphere. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 55(3). doi:10.3847/25c2cfeb.1cd28060