Daily Archives: December 9, 2011

  • (Belated) countdown to 12/9/2011

    Due to my hectic AGU/Kepler schedule I’ve been unable to post until now… so I’m going to avoid news stories and instead focus on the things I learned at AGU this week.

    3. Like hollywood, planetary atmospheric modeling is all about 3-D these days. We held a session on planetary atmospheres, and it was filled with 3-D models for Mars, Venus, the Archean Earth, snowball planets, exoplanets… and even Titan and Pluto! This is exciting because it means we can study the effects of things such as clouds that can’t be examined in 1-D. However, we also have to be careful