Diversity of planetary circulation regimes,
in our Solar system and beyond
March 6-10, 2017, Les Houches (France)
We will present the recent observational data and modelling studies pertaining to the variety of planetary atmospheres circulation regimes, including giant and terrestrial planets. We will also discuss the theory of planetary physical processes (e.g. circulation, dynamics, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, cloud microphysics) and review the current status of the modelling of planetary atmospheres in order to calculate observables such as light curves. This interdisciplinary school wishes to contribute to bridging the gap between Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics.
Topics that will be addressed are the following:
- What are the various circulation regimes (theory/observation):
- Solar system terrestrial planets
- Cold gaseous planets
- Hot gaseous planets
- Hot terrestrial planets
- What have we learned from Earth climate dynamics that can be applied to exoplanets?
- Habitable planets
- How can we use knowledge of planetary physics to better understand the Earth climate system and its response to forcings?
- How do the very diverse radiation regimes affect the circulation? What are the main feedbacks?
- How to deal with complex processes: clouds, shocks, lightenings, hydrological cycle, weathering processes
- How to construct flexible modeling tools?
- How to use laboratory experiments?
The number of participants, in addition to the invited speakers is limited to 50. The deadline to apply is January, 15th 2017. Please apply here.
More about Les Houches physics school here.
- Daniel Apai (Univ. Arizona, USA)
- Francois Forget (LMD, France)
- Peter Hauschildt (Univ. Hamburg, Germany)
- Nicolas Iro (Univ. Hamburg, Germany)
- Valerio Lucarini (Univ. Hamburg, Germany / Univ. Reading, UK)
- Raymond Pierrehumbert (Univ. Oxford, UK)