date: 2012 October 10 (Wed) 15:00-
room: Hokkaido University, Science Bldg. #8, Cosmo-studio
speaker: Keiko Hamano (The University of Tokyo)
organizer: Jun Kimura
title: Coupled evolution of planetary atmosphere and magma ocean
abstract: The standard theory of planetary formation suggests that Earth-sized terrestrial planets, such as Earth and Venus, would be molten just after formation.
We have so far investigated the earliest phase of planetary evolution, magma ocean solidification and atmospheric formation. We will talk about how the early evolution depends on planetary orbit and initial amount of water. Also, implications on future observation of exoplanets will be discussed.
keywords: terrestrial planets, water, early thermal evolution, formation of atmosphere