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Meeting report There's something in the air

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posted on 2020-07-01, 10:52 authored by Leigh N Fletcher
Planetary atmospheres provide the window through which we can glimpse the surfaces and/or interiors of other worlds, and are the transition zone between a planet and its charged space environment. Comparative planetology of the worlds in our own Solar System, from the enormous hydrogen-rich gas giants to the complex secondary atmospheres of the inner planets, enables an extreme test of our understanding of the processes shaping the fragile environment of our home. The rich diversity and complexity of Solar System planetary atmospheres also provides the “Rosetta stone” for our interpretation of the atmospheres in the growing pantheon of extra solar planets. Little wonder, then, that the UK is home to a thriving community of planetary atmospheres researchers, spanning ground-based astronomers and robotic exploration specialists, to those developing numerical simulations of the meteorology, climate, clouds and chemistry of these worlds. [Opening paragraph]

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Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 61, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages 3.20–3.25, https://doi.org/10.1093/astrogeo/ataa040

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School of Physics and Astronomy

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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ASTRONOMY & GEOPHYSICS

Volume

61

Issue

3

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3.20-3.25

Publisher

OXFORD UNIV PRESS

issn

1366-8781

eissn

1468-4004

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2020

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2020-07-01

Language

English

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