European Planetary Science Congress 2017
17–22 September 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija | Riga | Latvia

OPS4/TP8.2

Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres (co-organized)
Convener: N. Carrasco  | Co-Conveners: A. Määttänen , P. Lavvas 
Oral programme
 / Wed, 20 Sep, 09:00–12:30  / 14:00–17:15  / Room Neptune
Poster programme
 / Attendance Thu, 21 Sep, 17:45–19:15  / Poster area
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.