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Airapetian et al. 2020

Airapetian, V.S., R. Barnes, O. Cohen, G.A. Collinson, W.C. Danchi, C.F. Dong, A.D. Del Genio, K. France, K. Garcia-Sage, A. Glocer, N. Gopalswamy, J.L. Grenfell, G. Gronoff, M. Güdel, K. Herbst, W.G. Henning, C.H. Jackman, M. Jin, C.P. Johnstone, L. Kaltenegger, C.D. Kay, K. Kobayashi, W. Kuang, G. Li, B.J. Lynch, T. Lüftinger, J.G. Luhmann, H. Maehara, M.G. Mlynczak, Y. Notsu, R.M. Ramirez, S. Rugheimer, M. Scheucher, J.E. Schlieder, K. Shibata, C. Sousa-Silva, V. Stamenković, R.J. Strangeway, A.V. Usmanov, P. Vergados, O.P. Verkhoglyadova, A.A. Vidotto, M. Voytek, M.J. Way, G.P. Zank, and Y. Yamashiki, 2020: Impact of space weather on climate and habitability of terrestrial type exoplanets. Int. J. Astrobiol., 19, no. 2, 136-194, doi:10.1017/S1473550419000132.

The search for life in the Universe is a fundamental problem of astrobiology and modern science. The current progress in the detection of terrestrial-type exoplanets has opened a new avenue in the characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres and in the search for biosignatures of life with the upcoming ground-based and space missions. To specify the conditions favourable for the origin, development and sustainment of life as we know it in other worlds, we need to understand the nature of global (astrospheric), and local (atmospheric and surface) environments of exoplanets in the habitable zones (HZs) around G-K-M dwarf stars including our young Sun. Global environment is formed by propagated disturbances from the planet-hosting stars in the form of stellar flares, coronal mass ejections, energetic particles and winds collectively known as astrospheric space weather. Its characterization will help in understanding how an exoplanetary ecosystem interacts with its host star, as well as in the specification of the physical, chemical and biochemical conditions that can create favourable and/or detrimental conditions for planetary climate and habitability along with evolution of planetary internal dynamics over geological timescales. A key linkage of (astro)physical, chemical and geological processes can only be understood in the framework of interdisciplinary studies with the incorporation of progress in heliophysics, astrophysics, planetary and Earth sciences. The assessment of the impacts of host stars on the climate and habitability of terrestrial (exo)planets will significantly expand the current definition of the HZ to the biogenic zone and provide new observational strategies for searching for signatures of life. The major goal of this paper is to describe and discuss the current status and recent progress in this interdisciplinary field in light of presentations and discussions during the NASA Nexus for Exoplanetary System Science funded workshop 'Exoplanetary Space Weather, Climate and Habitability' and to provide a new roadmap for the future development of the emerging field of exoplanetary science and astrobiology.

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  author={Airapetian, V. S. and Barnes, R. and Cohen, O. and Collinson, G. A. and Danchi, W. C. and Dong, C. F. and Del Genio, A. D. and France, K. and Garcia-Sage, K. and Glocer, A. and Gopalswamy, N. and Grenfell, J. L. and Gronoff, G. and Güdel, M. and Herbst, K. and Henning, W. G. and Jackman, C. H. and Jin, M. and Johnstone, C. P. and Kaltenegger, L. and Kay, C. D. and Kobayashi, K. and Kuang, W. and Li, G. and Lynch, B. J. and Lüftinger, T. and Luhmann, J. G. and Maehara, H. and Mlynczak, M. G. and Notsu, Y. and Ramirez, R. M. and Rugheimer, S. and Scheucher, M. and Schlieder, J. E. and Shibata, K. and Sousa-Silva, C. and Stamenković, V. and Strangeway, R. J. and Usmanov, A. V. and Vergados, P. and Verkhoglyadova, O. P. and Vidotto, A. A. and Voytek, M. and Way, M. J. and Zank, G. P. and Yamashiki, Y.},
  title={Impact of space weather on climate and habitability of terrestrial type exoplanets},
  journal={Int. J. Astrobiol.},

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ID  - ai06100q
AU  - Airapetian, V. S.
AU  - Barnes, R.
AU  - Cohen, O.
AU  - Collinson, G. A.
AU  - Danchi, W. C.
AU  - Dong, C. F.
AU  - Del Genio, A. D.
AU  - France, K.
AU  - Garcia-Sage, K.
AU  - Glocer, A.
AU  - Gopalswamy, N.
AU  - Grenfell, J. L.
AU  - Gronoff, G.
AU  - Güdel, M.
AU  - Herbst, K.
AU  - Henning, W. G.
AU  - Jackman, C. H.
AU  - Jin, M.
AU  - Johnstone, C. P.
AU  - Kaltenegger, L.
AU  - Kay, C. D.
AU  - Kobayashi, K.
AU  - Kuang, W.
AU  - Li, G.
AU  - Lynch, B. J.
AU  - Lüftinger, T.
AU  - Luhmann, J. G.
AU  - Maehara, H.
AU  - Mlynczak, M. G.
AU  - Notsu, Y.
AU  - Ramirez, R. M.
AU  - Rugheimer, S.
AU  - Scheucher, M.
AU  - Schlieder, J. E.
AU  - Shibata, K.
AU  - Sousa-Silva, C.
AU  - Stamenković, V.
AU  - Strangeway, R. J.
AU  - Usmanov, A. V.
AU  - Vergados, P.
AU  - Verkhoglyadova, O. P.
AU  - Vidotto, A. A.
AU  - Voytek, M.
AU  - Way, M. J.
AU  - Zank, G. P.
AU  - Yamashiki, Y.
PY  - 2020
TI  - Impact of space weather on climate and habitability of terrestrial type exoplanets
JA  - Int. J. Astrobiol.
VL  - 19
IS  - 2
SP  - 136
EP  - 194
DO  - 10.1017/S1473550419000132
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