OPS4/TP8.2Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres (co-organized)
|Convener: N. Carrasco | Co-Conveners: A. Määttänen , P. Lavvas|
Atmospheric aerosols and cloud particles are found in every atmosphere of the solar system, as well as, in exoplanets. Depending on their size, shape, chemical composition, latent heat, and distribution, their effect on the radiation budget varies drastically and is difficult to predict. When organic, aerosols also carry a strong prebiotic interest reinforced by the presence of heavy atoms such as nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur.
The aim of the session is to gather presentations on these complex objects for both terrestrial and giant planet atmospheres, including the special case of Titan’s hazy atmosphere. All research aspects from their production and evolution processes, their observation/detection, to their fate and atmospheric impact are welcomed, including laboratory investigations and modeling.
The ambition of the session is a review effort beginning in our solar system, and which would be valuable to further investigate atmospheric aerosols in exoplanetary systems.