Exotic Climates on Exo-Earths

Kristen Menou

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: Mardi, le 28 mars 2017
Heure: 15:30
Lieu: Université McGill
  Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103)
Contact: Kelly Lepo