EAPS Planetary Iunch Colloquium Series (PICS)
Note the special day and time: Friday at 1:00 PM
Dr. Caroline Morley, Sagan Fellow
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
I will explore the types of clouds anhazes that can completely obscure transmission spectra. I will then show the effect that these thick clouds have on the thermal emission and reflected light spectra of small exoplanets. I present a path forward for understanding this class of small planets: by understanding the thermal emission and reflectivity of small planets, we can potentially break the degeneracies and better constrain the atmospheric compositions.
For more information, contact John Biersteker (firstname.lastname@example.org)