Assessing the Habitability of the TRAPPIST-1 System Using a 3D Climate Model

  title={Assessing the Habitability of the TRAPPIST-1 System Using a 3D Climate Model},
  author={Eric T. Wolf},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • E. Wolf
  • Published 16 March 2017
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
The TRAPPIST-1 system provides an extraordinary opportunity to study multiple terrestrial extrasolar planets and their atmospheres. Here we use the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Atmosphere Model version 4 to study the possible climate and habitability of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. We assume ocean-covered worlds, with atmospheres comprised of N2, CO2, and H2O, and with orbital and geophysical properties defined from observation. Model results indicate that the… 

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