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Benchmark experiments with global climate models applicable to extra-solar gas giant planets in the shallow atmosphere approximation

Bending, V. L.; Lewis, S. R. and Kolb, U. (2013). Benchmark experiments with global climate models applicable to extra-solar gas giant planets in the shallow atmosphere approximation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 428(4) pp. 2874–2884.

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Abstract

The growing field of exoplanetary atmospheric modelling has seen little work on standardised benchmark tests for its models, limiting understanding of the dependence of results on specific models and conditions. With spatially resolved observations as yet difficult to obtain, such a test is invaluable. Although an intercomparison test for models of tidally locked gas giant planets has previously been suggested and carried out, the data provided were limited in terms of comparability. Here, the shallow PUMA model is subjected to such a test, and detailed statistics produced to facilitate comparison, with both time means and the associated standard deviations displayed, removing the time dependence and providing a measure of the variability. Model runs have been analysed to determine the variability between resolutions, and the effect of resolution on the energy spectra studied. Superrotation is a robust and reproducible feature at all resolutions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors, published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
ISSN: 1365-2966
Extra Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2012 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Keywords: exoplanets; planets and satellites; atmospheres
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
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Item ID: 35832
Depositing User: Vicky Bending
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 15:07
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 11:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35832
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