Photochemistry on terrestrial exoplanets

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Photochemistry on terrestrial exoplanets

Post by Lazarus on 28th October 2012, 1:45 pm

Photochemistry in Terrestrial Exoplanet Atmospheres I: Photochemistry Model and Benchmark Cases

Study of the photochemistry in terrestrial planet atmospheres dominated by hydrogen, nitrogen or carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide atmospheres can lead to high ozone levels which may produce false-positive biosignatures.

The distance from the star for the carbon dioxide and hydrogen dominated atmospheres is further out than that for the nitrogen dominated atmosphere with the same surface temperature.
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