Exotic Climates on Exo-Earths
University of Toronto, Scarborough
Recent discoveries of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbors raise the prospects of the atmospheric characterization of habitable exo-worlds. I will discuss the climates of habitable zone exo-Earths, in particular the possibility of water-trapping and the long-term stability of habitable climates. As with hot Jupiters over the past decade, climate modeling of exo-Earths will guide observational efforts and provide a framework to interpret the data soon to be collected on these planets.
Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 Time: 15:30 Where: McGill University Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103) Contact: Kelly Lepo