Topical Collection "Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Atmospheres"
Interests: planetary atmospheric dynamics; jet streams; vortices; shear instability; comparative planetology
We have just successfully finished the first half-century of planetary exploration, and marched confidently into the second, armed with an impressive array of dynamical and chemical models developed to analyze, compare, and understand planetary atmospheres, both inside and outside our solar system.
In recognition of this milestone, the open-access journal Atmosphere is hosting a Topical Collection to showcase current planetary atmospheric models, simulation capabilities, and results. With the advent of boots-on-the-ground astronauts on Mars, as well as the planning of unmanned flying platforms, such as drones on Titan and ramjets on Jupiter, this Topical Collection is also an appropriate venue for papers that deal with the emerging field of the operational forecasting of planetary atmospheres.
Original results, review papers, and model expositions related to the simulation of planetary atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, both inside and outside our solar system, are all welcome contributions. Authors are encouraged to consider including comparative planetology and model-user accessibility in their discourse whenever appropriate, and to optionally include a section touching on future issues, opportunities, and/or concerns related to their topics, on the 5-, 10-, and 20-year horizons.
The main goals are for this Topical Collection to be a useful starting point for students, a valuable snapshot of the overarching field for practitioners, and a means of stimulating model interoperability, multidisciplinary collaborations, and new functionality, across the entire hierarchy, from idealized process modeling, to regional, global, fluid-interior, and whole-atmosphere simulations, to planetary operational forecasting.
Prof. Dr. Timothy E. Dowling
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- jet streams
- polar vortices
- clouds and moist processes
- atmospheric chemistry
- tenuous atmospheres
- planetary weather forecasting
- exoplanet atmospheres
- comparative planetology
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