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Climate Dynamics of Exoplanets with Condensible Atmospheres

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Project "EXOCONDENSE" data sheet

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city: OXFORD
postcode: OX1 2JD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙492˙565 €
 EC max contribution 2˙492˙565 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2022-09-30


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 Project objective

Condensible substances, which undergo a phase change from gaseous to liquid or solid condensed form, have a profound impact on planetary atmospheres, and are central to the determination of most key aspects of a planet's climate. The three phases of water operating in Earth's present climate provide the archetype for condensible processes in climate dynamics, but the dawning age of exoplanet discovery and characterization requires that the understanding of phase change effects be expanded far beyond the situations familiar from the study of Earth's climate, or indeed of the climate of any Solar System planet. The goal of this project is to pioneer the advances needed to understand condensible climate dynamics for the vastly broader range of condensible substances, thermodynamic and planetary configurations presented by the growing catalogue of exoplanets. The emphasis will be on the smaller range of planets (super-Earth to Earth mass or size class), which need not have hydrogen-dominated atmospheres and therefore present a richer and highly challenging variety of possible condensible behavior. This class of planets includes all planets that are potentially habitable for Earthlike life, but even planets that are far from habitable shed light on essential features of planets in the Universe, and will be studied. The work will embrace both small scale buoyancy-driven turbulent convection and planetary scale circulations. Idealized numerical simulations, buttressed by theoretical analysis will be employed. Particular emphasis will be put on aspects of exoclimate that are amenable to probing by current observations and improved observational techniques likely to become available in the coming decade. Such properties include cloud properties observable through transit-depth spectra and dayside/nightside temperature and composition contrasts observable through phase curve observations.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Patrick G J Irwin, Vivien Parmentier, Jake Taylor, Jo Barstow, Suzanne Aigrain, Graham K H Lee, Ryan Garland
2.5-D retrieval of atmospheric properties from exoplanet phase curves: Application to WASP-43b observations
published pages: 106-124, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa238
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 493/1 2020-04-24
2019 Graham K H Lee, Jake Taylor, Simon L Grimm, Jean-Loup Baudino, Ryan Garland, Patrick G J Irwin, Kenneth Wood
Exoplanetary Monte Carlo radiative transfer with correlated-k – I. Benchmarking transit and emission observables
published pages: 2082-2096, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1418
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 487/2 2020-04-24
2020 A. Parent, R. E. Falconer, G. K. H. Lee, K. A. Meyer, C. R. Stark
The effect of internal gravity waves on cloud evolution in sub-stellar atmospheres
published pages: A159, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201937063
Astronomy & Astrophysics 635 2020-04-24
2020 Jake Taylor, Vivien Parmentier, Patrick G J Irwin, Suzanne Aigrain, Graham K H Lee, Joshua Krissansen-Totton
Understanding and mitigating biases when studying inhomogeneous emission spectra with JWST
published pages: 4342-4354, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa552
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 493/3 2020-04-24
2020 Graham K. H. Lee, Sarah L. Casewell, Katy L. Chubb, Mark Hammond, Xianyu Tan, Shang-Min Tsai, Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Simplified 3D GCM modelling of the irradiated brown dwarf WD0137-349B
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society In Review 2020-04-24
2020 A. M. Jellinek, A. Lenardic, R. T. Pierrehumbert
Ice, Fire, or Fizzle: The Climate Footprint of Earth\'s Supercontinental Cycles
published pages: , ISSN: 1525-2027, DOI: 10.1029/2019gc008464
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 21/2 2020-04-24
2017 Mark Hammond, Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Linking the Climate and Thermal Phase Curve of 55 Cancri e
published pages: 152, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa9328
The Astrophysical Journal 849/2 2019-05-27
2018 F. Ding, R. T. Pierrehumbert
Global or Local Pure Condensible Atmospheres: Importance of Horizontal Latent Heat Transport
published pages: 54, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aae38c
The Astrophysical Journal 867/1 2019-05-27
2018 Mark Hammond, Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Wave-mean Flow Interactions in the Atmospheric Circulation of Tidally Locked Planets
published pages: 65, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaec03
The Astrophysical Journal 869/1 2019-05-27
2018 Giovanna Tinetti, Pierre Drossart, Paul Eccleston, Paul Hartogh, Astrid Heske, Jérémy Leconte, Giusi Micela, Marc Ollivier, Göran Pilbratt, Ludovic Puig, Diego Turrini, Bart Vandenbussche, Paulina Wolkenberg, Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, Lars A. Buchave, Martin Ferus, Matt Griffin, Manuel Guedel, Kay Justtanont, Pierre-Olivier Lagage, Pedro Machado, Giuseppe Malaguti, Michiel Min, Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen, Mirek Rataj, Tom Ray, Ignasi Ribas, Mark Swain, Robert Szabo, Stephanie Werner, Joanna Barstow, Matt Burleigh, James Cho, Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Athena Coustenis, Leen Decin, Therese Encrenaz, Marina Galand, Michael Gillon, Ravit Helled, Juan Carlos Morales, Antonio García Muñoz, Andrea Moneti, Isabella Pagano, Enzo Pascale, Giuseppe Piccioni, David Pinfield, Subhajit Sarkar, Franck Selsis, Jonathan Tennyson, Amaury Triaud, Olivia Venot, Ingo Waldmann, David Waltham, Gillian Wright, Jerome Amiaux, Jean-Louis Auguères, Michel Berthé, Naidu Bezawada, Georgia Bishop, Neil Bowles, Deirdre Coffey, Josep Colomé, Martin Crook, Pierre-Elie Crouzet, Vania Da Peppo, Isabel Escudero Sanz, Mauro Focardi, Martin Frericks, Tom Hunt, Ralf Kohley, Kevin Middleton, Gianluca Morgante, Roland Ottensamer, Emanuele Pace, Chris Pearson, Richard Stamper, Kate Symonds, Miriam Rengel, Etienne Renotte, Peter Ade, Laura Affer, Christophe Alard, Nicole Allard, Francesca Altieri, Yves André, Claudio Arena, Ioannis Argyriou, Alan Aylward, Cristian Baccani, Gaspar Bakos, Marek Banaszkiewicz, Mike Barlow, Virginie Batista, Giancarlo Bellucci, Serena Benatti, Pernelle Bernardi, Bruno Bézard, Maria Blecka, Emeline Bolmont, Bertrand Bonfond, Rosaria Bonito, Aldo S. Bonomo, John Robert Brucato, Allan Sacha Brun, Ian Bryson, Waldemar Bujwan, Sarah Casewell, Bejamin Charnay, Cesare Cecchi Pestellini, Guo Chen, Angela Ciaravella, Riccardo Claudi, Rodolphe Clédassou, Mario Damasso, Mario Damiano, Camilla Danielski, Pieter Deroo, Anna Maria Di Giorgio, Carsten Dominik, Vanessa Doublier, Simon Doyle, René Doyon, Benjamin Drummond, Bastien Duong, Stephen Eales, Billy Edwards, Maria Farina, Ettore Flaccomio, Leigh Fletcher, François Forget, Steve Fossey, Markus Fränz, Yuka Fujii, Álvaro García-Piquer, Walter Gear, Hervé Geoffray, Jean Claude Gérard, Lluis Gesa, H. Gomez, Rafał Graczyk, Caitlin Griffith, Denis Grodent, Mario Giuseppe Guarcello, Jacques Gustin, Keiko Hamano, Peter Hargrave, Yann Hello, Kevin Heng, Enrique Herrero, Allan Hornstrup, Benoit Hubert, Shigeru Ida, Masahiro Ikoma, Nicolas Iro, Patrick Irwin, Christopher Jarchow, Jean Jaubert, Hugh Jones, Queyrel Julien, Shingo Kameda, Franz Kerschbaum, Pierre Kervella, Tommi Koskinen, Matthijs Krijger, Norbert Krupp, Marina Lafarga, Federico Landini, Emanuel Lellouch, Giuseppe Leto, A. Luntzer, Theresa Rank-Lüftinger, Antonio Maggio, Jesus Maldonado, Jean-Pierre Maillard, Urs Mall, Jean-Baptiste Marquette, Stephane Mathis, Pierre Maxted, Taro Matsuo, Alexander Medvedev, Yamila Miguel, Vincent Minier, Giuseppe Morello, Alessandro Mura, Norio Narita, Valerio Nascimbeni, N. Nguyen Tong, Vladimiro Noce, Fabrizio Oliva, Enric Palle, Paul Palmer, Maurizio Pancrazzi, Andreas Papageorgiou, Vivien Parmentier, Manuel Perger, Antonino Petralia, Stefano Pezzuto, Ray Pierrehumbert, Ignazio Pillitteri, Giampaolo Piotto, Giampaolo Pisano, Loredana Prisinzano, Aikaterini Radioti, Jean-Michel Réess, Ladislav Rezac, Marco Rocchetto, Albert Rosich, Nicoletta Sanna, Alexandre Santerne, Giorgio Savini, Gaetano Scandariato, Bruno Sicardy, Carles Sierra, Giuseppe Sindoni, Konrad Skup, Ignas Snellen, Mateusz Sobiecki, Lauriane Soret, Alessandro Sozzetti, A. Stiepen, Antoine Strugarek, Jake Taylor, William Taylor, Luca Terenzi, Marcell Tessenyi, Angelos Tsiaras, C. Tucker, Diana Valencia, Gautam Vasisht, Allona Vazan, Francesc Vilardell, Sabrine Vinatier, Serena Viti, Rens Waters, Piotr Wawer, Anna Wawrzaszek, Anthony Whitworth, Yuk L. Yung, Sergey N. Yurchenko, María Rosa Zapatero Osorio, Robert Zellem, Tizia
A chemical survey of exoplanets with ARIEL
published pages: 135-209, ISSN: 0922-6435, DOI: 10.1007/s10686-018-9598-x
Experimental Astronomy 46/1 2019-05-27
2018 Sarah M. Hörst, Chao He, Melissa S. Ugelow, A. Mark Jellinek, Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Margaret A. Tolbert
Exploring the Atmosphere of Neoproterozoic Earth: The Effect of O 2 on Haze Formation and Composition
published pages: 119, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aabd7d
The Astrophysical Journal 858/2 2019-05-27
2019 Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Mark Hammond
Atmospheric Circulation of Tide-Locked Exoplanets
published pages: 275-303, ISSN: 0066-4189, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-010518-040516
Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 51/1 2019-05-27

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