Climates and Atmospheres of Exoplanets

The extrasolar planet climate and atmosphere group hopes to characterize exoplanets using a combination of observational evidence and climate modelling. Observational evidence for exoplanetary atmospheres comes from a variety of sources, from changes in brightness of the planet over time, as seen from ground-based and space-based telescopes, to spectroscopy and even upcoming next-generation direct-imaging experiments. Members of the atmosphere group also use computer models to expose the physical mechanisms underlying changes in both past and future climates by expanding climate models beyond the conditions found on Earth, to simulate the wide range of possibilities of atmospheres on other planets. Much of this work is carried out as part of the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx).


Faculty Members

Cowan, Nicolas

Assistant Professor of Physics / Earth and Planetary Sciences
Office: MSI 202
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Cumming, Andrew

Associate Professor of Physics
Office: MSI 206
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Doyon, René

Professor of Physics - Université de Montréal
Office: D-436
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Huang, Yi

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Office: BURNSIDE 814
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Merlis, Timothy

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Office: BURNSIDE 815
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