Research Projects

Clouds and Hazes: Critical parameters to assess rocky exoplanet habitability with JWST?

Investigators:

Thomas Fauchez, Michael Way, Avi Mandell, Ravi Kopparapu

Impact of Extreme Space Weather on Climates of Terrestrial-Type Exoplanets

Investigators:

Michael Way, Vladimir Airapetian, Guillaume Gronoff (SSAI/LARC), John Barbara

Where to Search for Habitable Worlds

Investigators:

Elisa Quintana, Thomas Barclay, Billy Quarles (University of Oklahoma), Sean Raymond (CNRS, Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux)

Ion molecular reactions in the planetary atmospheres: Applications to current Mars, early Mars, early Earth and exoplanets

Investigators:

Alexander Pavlov, Giada Arney, Ravi Kopparapu, Shawn Domagal-Goldman

Steam Worlds not Water Worlds: Assessing The Maximum Size of Habitable Planets

Investigators:

Eric Lopez, Eliza Kempton (Grinnell/Maryland)

Atmos: Studies of Exoplanet Atmospheres Enabled by a Versatile 1-D Photochemical-Climate Model

Investigators:

Giada Arney, Shawn Domagal-Goldman, Ravi Kopparapu, Mahmuda Afrin Badhan, Thomas Fauchez, Ryan Felton, Der-You Kao, Dillon Teal

Simulating Factors Influencing Habitable Exoplanets with ROCKE3D

Investigators:

Scott D. Guzewich, Giada Arney, Ravikumar Kopparapu, Michael Way

Modeling eccentricity effects with chemistry-coupled GCM simulations

Investigators:

Jeremy Schnittman, Luke Oman

Determining the Atmospheric Composition and Rotation Rates of Habitable Zone M-dwarfs Planets with Thermal Phase Curves and Transit Spectra

Investigators:

Ravi Kopparapu, Thomas Fauchez, Giada Arney, Eric Wolf, Jacob Lustig-Yaeger (University of Washington, Seattle), Victoria Meadows (University of Washington, Seattle)

Habitability of Magnetic Exo Terrestrial Planets

Investigators:

Weijia Kuang, Vladimir Airapetian, Hisayoshi Shimizu (University of Tokyo)

Photo-evaporative Atmospheric Escape Across Parameter Space

Investigators:

Eric Lopez

Measuring Magnetic Field Effects in Hot Gas Giants: Implications for Atmospheric Loss

Investigators:

Vladimir Airapetian, Katherine Garcia-Sage

Land Planets: Foundations for Understanding the Distribution of Surface Habitability and Life Inside the Habitable Zone

Investigators:

Nancy Y. Kiang, Michael J. Way, Igor Aleinov (Columbia University / GISS), Reto Ruedy (SpaceSci / GISS), Victoria S. Meadows (University of Washington, Seattle)

Dynamics of Upper Atmospheres of Terrestrial Exoplanets Around Active K to M dwarfs as a Factor of Habitability

Investigators:

Alex Glocer, Vladimir Airapetian, William Danchi
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