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Gliese 581 g atmospheric simulations

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 24th October 2010, 8:42 pm

Gliese 581g as a scaled-up version of Earth: atmospheric circulation simulations
http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.4719

We use three-dimensional simulations to study the atmospheric circulation on the first Earth-sized exoplanet discovered in the habitable zone of an M star. We treat Gliese 581g as a scaled-up version of Earth and examine the long-term, global temperature and wind maps near the surface of the exoplanet --- the climate. The specific locations for habitability on Gliese 581g depend on whether the exoplanet is tidally-locked and how fast radiative cooling occurs on a global scale. Independent of whether the existence of Gliese 581g is confirmed, our study anticipates the use of meteorological solvers to quantify the atmospheric circulation on potentially habitable, Earth-sized exoplanets, which will be the prime targets of exoplanet discovery and characterization campaigns in the next decade.

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Post by Stalker on 25th October 2010, 1:18 am

if it exist...

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Post by Sirius_Alpha on 25th October 2010, 2:07 am

Stalker wrote:if it exist...

The authors specifically state
Independent of whether the existence of Gliese 581g is confirmed, our study anticipates the use of meteorological solvers to quantify the atmospheric circulation on potentially habitable, Earth-sized exoplanets, which will be the prime targets of exoplanet discovery and characterization campaigns in the next decade.

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