Atmospheric Habitable Zones in Y Dwarf Atmospheres

@article{Yates2017AtmosphericHZ,
  title={Atmospheric Habitable Zones in Y Dwarf Atmospheres},
  author={Jack S. Yates and P. Palmer and B. Biller and C. Cockell},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={836},
  pages={184}
}
We use a simple organism lifecycle model to explore the viability of an atmospheric habitable zone (AHZ), with temperatures that could support Earth-centric life, which sits above an environment that does not support life. To illustrate our model we use a cool Y dwarf atmosphere, such as $\mathrm{WISE~J}085510.83-0714442.5$ whose $4.5-5.2$ micron spectrum shows absorption features consistent with water vapour and clouds. We allow organisms to adapt to their atmospheric environment (described by… Expand
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