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Planetary Atmospheres 2: Radiative Transfer, Composition, and Clouds


Dr. Sebastien Lebonnois
Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, France


November 8th, 2016

Abstract

Series: XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics: Solar System Exploration

Topic: Planetary Atmospheres.

Lecture 2: Radiative transfer, composition, and clouds. 

In his second lecture Dr. Lebonnois talks about the processes that take place in the atmosphere of the planets, explaining the energy balance between the different layers, and the interaction with the surface. The generation of spectral lines and bands, the creation of clouds, and the characteristics of temperature profiles are also described with detail.