Astronomy Colloquium for 2022-11-30

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 30-Nov-2022
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Martin Turbet (LMD/IPSL)
Title: The Generic Planetary Climate Model, one model to simulate them all

The Generic Planetary Climate Model or "Generic PCM" is a community code, historically developed in France at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), aimed at simulating in 3D the atmosphere of all types of planets.

The model already has numerous applications: studying atmospheric dynamics on Jupiter, Saturn and the icy giants, simulating the interaction between the atmosphere and ices on Pluto and Triton, the hazes and photochemistry n Titan, the paleoclimates of Mars, Earth and Venus, exploring the climates of exoplanets, from the coldest and smallest to the largest and hottest, and link them to astronomical observations.

After giving you a brief overview of the model, of its main components and specificities, I will present you a panorama of recent applications, with a focus on telluric planets and exoplanets.

In-person colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer Dr. Leslie Sage. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students. Anyone asking a question during a talk is asked to raise their hand and be acknowledged before speaking. Contact Dr. Leslie Sage for details.

Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Leslie Sage


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


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