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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 PlanetsResolving 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.
Document ID
20170007364
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
M J Way ORCID(Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York, United States)
I Aleinov (Columbia University New York, New York, United States)
David S Amundsen ORCID(Columbia University New York, New York, United States)
M A Chandler ORCID(Columbia University New York, New York, United States)
T L Clune ORCID(Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland, United States)
A D Del Genio ORCID(Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York, United States)
Y Fujii (Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Maryland, United States)
M Kelley (TRINNOVIM Greenbelt, Maryland, United States)
N Y Kiang ORCID(Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York, United States)
L Sohl ORCID(Columbia University New York, New York, United States)
K Tsigaridis ORCID(Columbia University New York, New York, United States)
Date Acquired
August 3, 2017
Publication Date
July 20, 2017
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal Supplement
Volume: 231
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0067-0049
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN38728
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX14AB99A
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNH15CO48B
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG12HP07C
WBS: 811073.02.10.03.10
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
Professional Review
Keywords
Astrobiology
Planetary systems
Planet and satellite atmospheres
Planet and satellite oceans
Planet and satellite terrestrial planets
General circulation models