The abstract submission for the European Planetary Science Congress, organized 27 September – 02 October 2015 in Nantes, France, is open, and the deadline for abstracts is 29 April 2015.
We invite you to submit abstracts to our (co-organized) session GP2/TP11/EX7 “Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres” organized this year for the first time!
Atmospheric aerosols and cloud particles are found in every atmosphere of the solar system, as well as, in exoplanets. Depending on their size, shape, chemical composition, latent heat, and distribution, their effect on the radiation budget varies drastically and is difficult to predict. When organic, aerosols also carry a strong prebiotic interest reinforced by the presence of heavy atoms such as nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur.
The aim of the session is to gather presentations on these complex objects for both terrestrial and giant planet atmospheres, including the special case of Titan’s hazy atmosphere. All research aspects from their production and evolution processes, their observation/detection, to their fate and atmospheric impact are welcomed, including laboratory investigations and modeling.
Spread the word, and see you in Nantes!
With best regards,
The conveners Nathalie Carrasco, Panayotis Lavvas, Anni Määttänen