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Princeton University Thunch Talk

Storms and Jets on Giant Planets

TITLE ADDED & ABSTRACT ADDED - The structure and stability of storms and jets are important for characterizing the large-scale flow dynamics and variability – ostensibly, the ‘weather and climate’ – of planets.  In this presentation, some crucial, physical and numerical, aspects of accurately modeling the dynamics of planetary atmospheres are discussed, taking us into the  world of vortices, fronts, waves, turbulence, and magnetic fields in differentially-rotating, stratified environments. The primary focus of the presentation is on high-resolution simulations of giant planets, both in the Solar System and in the extrasolar systems: giant planets are ideal objects to study from a theoretical point of view and are the most observed extrasolar planets thus far. Comparisons between the planets in the two systems are made. In the case of the extrasolar planets, the accurate modeling not only helps to interpret and guide current and upcoming observations, it also extends current atmospheric dynamics theory to new flow-orbital dynamics regimes.


James Cho

Speaker Affiliation

Queen Mary, University of London


Natural Sciences

Additional Information

Date & Time
December 07, 2017 | 12:301:30pm


Peyton Hall, Room 033 (basement)