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Tuesday 18 Aug 2020[Journal Club] Title: Modelling Clouds in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres

Duncan Christie - University of Exeter

Zoom 11:15-11:50

Clouds can provide a significant source of opacity in exoplanetary atmospheres which can alter transits, phase curves, and other observational signals.  They can also influence the thermal structure of the atmosphere through scattering and absorption of radiation.  As a result,  cloud physics is an important ingredient in any model of a hot Jupiter atmosphere.  I’ll provide an overview of work I’ve been doing with Nathan Mayne to couple the EddySed cloud model to the Met Office’s Climate Model, and I will present preliminary results from our simulations of HD209458b

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