TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison (THAI). Motivations and protocol version 1.0

25 Feb 2020 Fauchez Thomas J. Turbet Martin Wolf Eric T. Boutle Ian Way Michael J. Del Genio Anthony D. Mayne Nathan J. Tsigaridis Konstantinos Kopparapu Ravi K. Yang Jun Forget Francois Mandell Avi Goldman Shawn D. Domagal

Upcoming telescopes such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), or the Extremely Large Telescope (ELTs), may soon be able to characterize, through transmission, emission or reflection spectroscopy, the atmospheres of rocky exoplanets orbiting nearby M dwarfs. One of the most promising candidates is the late M dwarf system TRAPPIST-1 which has seven known transiting planets for which Transit Timing Variation (TTV) measurements suggest that they are terrestrial in nature, with a possible enrichment in volatiles... (read more)

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