Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Model experiment description paper
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21 Feb 2020
Model experiment description paper | Highlight paper |  | 21 Feb 2020

TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison (THAI): motivations and protocol version 1.0

Thomas J. Fauchez, Martin Turbet, Eric T. Wolf, Ian Boutle, Michael J. Way, Anthony D. Del Genio, Nathan J. Mayne, Konstantinos Tsigaridis, Ravi K. Kopparapu, Jun Yang, Francois Forget, Avi Mandell, and Shawn D. Domagal Goldman

Model code and software

Met Office Unified Model Met Office

GISS Model E NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

ROCKE-3D workshop tutorials NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

ExoCAM E. T. Wolf

Short summary
Atmospheric characterization of rocky exoplanets orbiting within the habitable zone of nearby M dwarf stars is around the corner with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), expected to be launch in 2021. Global climate models (GCMs) are powerful tools to model exoplanet atmospheres and to predict their habitability. However, intrinsic differences between the models can lead to various predictions. This paper presents an experiment protocol to evaluate these differences.