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Title: Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) 1.0: A General Circulation Model for Simulating the Climates of Rocky Planets

Abstract

Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) is a three-dimensional General Circulation Model (GCM) developed at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies for the modeling of atmospheres of solar system and exoplanetary terrestrial planets. Its parent model, known as ModelE2, is used to simulate modern Earth and near-term paleo-Earth climates. ROCKE-3D is an ongoing effort to expand the capabilities of ModelE2 to handle a broader range of atmospheric conditions, including higher and lower atmospheric pressures, more diverse chemistries and compositions, larger and smaller planet radii and gravity, different rotation rates (from slower to more rapid than modern Earth’s, including synchronous rotation), diverse ocean and land distributions and topographies, and potential basic biosphere functions. The first aim of ROCKE-3D is to model planetary atmospheres on terrestrial worlds within the solar system such as paleo-Earth, modern and paleo-Mars, paleo-Venus, and Saturn’s moon Titan. By validating the model for a broad range of temperatures, pressures, and atmospheric constituents, we can then further expand its capabilities to those exoplanetary rocky worlds that have been discovered in the past, as well as those to be discovered in the future. We also discuss the current and near-future capabilities ofmore » ROCKE-3D as a community model for studying planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres.« less

Authors:
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  1. NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY 10025 (United States)
  2. Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22661110
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series; Journal Volume: 231; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE; BIOSPHERE; CHEMISTRY; CLIMATES; EARTH PLANET; GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS; GRAVITATION; MARS PLANET; MOON; PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES; ROTATION; SATELLITE ATMOSPHERES; SATURN PLANET; SOLAR SYSTEM; SPACE; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; VENUS PLANET

Citation Formats

Way, M. J., Aleinov, I., Amundsen, David S., Chandler, M. A., Genio, A. D. Del, Fujii, Y., Kelley, M., Kiang, N. Y., Sohl, L., Tsigaridis, K., and Clune, T. L. Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) 1.0: A General Circulation Model for Simulating the Climates of Rocky Planets. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/AA7A06.
Way, M. J., Aleinov, I., Amundsen, David S., Chandler, M. A., Genio, A. D. Del, Fujii, Y., Kelley, M., Kiang, N. Y., Sohl, L., Tsigaridis, K., & Clune, T. L. Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) 1.0: A General Circulation Model for Simulating the Climates of Rocky Planets. United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/AA7A06.
Way, M. J., Aleinov, I., Amundsen, David S., Chandler, M. A., Genio, A. D. Del, Fujii, Y., Kelley, M., Kiang, N. Y., Sohl, L., Tsigaridis, K., and Clune, T. L. Sat . "Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) 1.0: A General Circulation Model for Simulating the Climates of Rocky Planets". United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/AA7A06.
@article{osti_22661110,
title = {Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) 1.0: A General Circulation Model for Simulating the Climates of Rocky Planets},
author = {Way, M. J. and Aleinov, I. and Amundsen, David S. and Chandler, M. A. and Genio, A. D. Del and Fujii, Y. and Kelley, M. and Kiang, N. Y. and Sohl, L. and Tsigaridis, K. and Clune, T. L.},
abstractNote = {Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) is a three-dimensional General Circulation Model (GCM) developed at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies for the modeling of atmospheres of solar system and exoplanetary terrestrial planets. Its parent model, known as ModelE2, is used to simulate modern Earth and near-term paleo-Earth climates. ROCKE-3D is an ongoing effort to expand the capabilities of ModelE2 to handle a broader range of atmospheric conditions, including higher and lower atmospheric pressures, more diverse chemistries and compositions, larger and smaller planet radii and gravity, different rotation rates (from slower to more rapid than modern Earth’s, including synchronous rotation), diverse ocean and land distributions and topographies, and potential basic biosphere functions. The first aim of ROCKE-3D is to model planetary atmospheres on terrestrial worlds within the solar system such as paleo-Earth, modern and paleo-Mars, paleo-Venus, and Saturn’s moon Titan. By validating the model for a broad range of temperatures, pressures, and atmospheric constituents, we can then further expand its capabilities to those exoplanetary rocky worlds that have been discovered in the past, as well as those to be discovered in the future. We also discuss the current and near-future capabilities of ROCKE-3D as a community model for studying planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres.},
doi = {10.3847/1538-4365/AA7A06},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
number = 1,
volume = 231,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}