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Way et al. 2017

Way, M.J., I. Aleinov, D.S. Amundsen, M.A. Chandler, T. Clune, A.D. Del Genio, Y. Fujii, M. Kelley, N.Y. Kiang, L. Sohl, and K. Tsigaridis, 2017: Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics 1.0: A general circulation model for simulating the climates of rocky planets. Astrophys. J. Supp. Series, 231, no. 1, 12, doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aa7a06.

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.

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@article{wa00700s,
  author={Way, M. J. and Aleinov, I. and Amundsen, D. S. and Chandler, M. A. and Clune, T. and Del Genio, A. D. and Fujii, Y. and Kelley, M. and Kiang, N. Y. and Sohl, L. and Tsigaridis, K.},
  title={Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics 1.0: A general circulation model for simulating the climates of rocky planets},
  year={2017},
  journal={Astrophys. J. Supp. Series},
  volume={231},
  number={1},
  pages={12},
  doi={10.3847/1538-4365/aa7a06},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - wa00700s
AU  - Way, M. J.
AU  - Aleinov, I.
AU  - Amundsen, D. S.
AU  - Chandler, M. A.
AU  - Clune, T.
AU  - Del Genio, A. D.
AU  - Fujii, Y.
AU  - Kelley, M.
AU  - Kiang, N. Y.
AU  - Sohl, L.
AU  - Tsigaridis, K.
PY  - 2017
TI  - Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics 1.0: A general circulation model for simulating the climates of rocky planets
JA  - Astrophys. J. Supp. Series
VL  - 231
IS  - 1
SP  - 12
DO  - 10.3847/1538-4365/aa7a06
ER  -

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