Characterization of Planetary Atmospheres

Karan Molaverdikhani , MPIA
Characterization of planetary atmospheres has always been a challenge. While the next generation of facilities, such as ELT, JWST, and ARIEL, will improve our understanding of planetary atmospheres, the number of well-characterized exoplanet atmospheres is expected to remain limited. Large-scale simulations assist us with this shortcoming by predicting the diversity of the planetary atmospheres, connecting the spare observational measurements, and by pointing toward the regions on the parameter space where a higher chance of the detection of planets with desired properties is expected. I will overview our current understanding of planetary atmospheres and will highlight the results of our hierarchical modelling of planetary atmospheres\; including our newly proposed classification scheme for irradiated gaseous planets and the Methane Valley.
Königstuhl Colloquium
21 Jun 2019, 15:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

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