Special Issue "Developments in the Detection and Characterization of Planetary Atmospheres"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 November 2021) | Viewed by 4857
Interests: planetary magnetospheres; ionospheres and upper atmospheres; giant planet exploration; space exploration of the solar system; planetary systems; space plasma physics
The study of planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres involves a wide range of techniques and disciplines which provide crucial information about their vertical layering, their dynamics and chemistry, and the role of condensable species in their meteorology. It is also a key contributor to the understanding of planet and moon climates and their potential as habitable worlds, particularly in the case of exoplanets. The techniques involved in such investigations include, among others, ground-based telescopic observations, computer simulations and numerical models, and direct spacecraft observations (orbiters, landers, entry probes). The study of the various atmospheric and exospheric environments in our solar system, from telluric planets to gas and ice giants and even to dwarf planets, as well as of their respective satellites (such as the Galilean moons of Jupiter, Saturn’s moon Titan, and Neptune’s moon Triton), offer a “close” comparative laboratory in our understanding of the growing numbers of exoplanet candidates and their potential habitability.
We are inviting researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles including the current state-of-the art techniques for the observation/investigation of (exo-)planetary atmospheres, their composition, chemistry, and dynamics. In addition, authors are encouraged to discuss the current technical challenges and recent developments, as well as put emphasis on the habitability issue.
Dr. Michel Blanc
Dr. Thomas Smith
Manuscript Submission Information
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- observation/investigation of (exo-)planetary atmospheres
- exoplanetary atmospheres
- atmospheric and exospheric environments
- telluric planets
- dwarf planets