Investigating cloud cover variability on Earth-like exoplanets using polarimetry

Loic Rossi, Ashwyn Groot, Thomas Fauchez, Daphne Stam

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Abstract

Because clouds scatter and absorb incident radiation, they play crucial roles in the radiative balance, the atmospheric chemistry, climate, and thus the habitability
of a planet. Clouds usually affect the planet’s observables. We investigate here the effect of partial and variable cloud coverage on the light that is reflected by an
Earth-like exoplanet, exploring not only the total flux but also the linearly and circularly polarized fluxes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2018
EventEuropean Planetary Science Congress 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
https://www.epsc2018.eu/

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ConferenceEuropean Planetary Science Congress 2018
Abbreviated titleEPSC
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period16/09/1821/09/18
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    Rossi, L., Groot, A., Fauchez, T., & Stam, D. (2018). Investigating cloud cover variability on Earth-like exoplanets using polarimetry. Abstract from European Planetary Science Congress 2018, Berlin, Germany.