Hurricane Genesis is Favorable on Terrestrial Exoplanets Orbiting Late-type M Dwarf Stars

  title={Hurricane Genesis is Favorable on Terrestrial Exoplanets Orbiting Late-type M Dwarf Stars},
  author={Thaddeus D. Komacek and Daniel R. Chavas and Dorian S. Abbot},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Hurricanes are one of the most extreme storm systems that occur on Earth, characterized by strong rainfall and fast winds. The terrestrial exoplanets that will be characterized with future infrared space telescopes orbit M dwarf stars. As a result, the best observable terrestrial exoplanets have vastly different climates from Earth, with a large dayside-to-nightside irradiation contrast and relatively slow rotation. Hurricanes may affect future observations of terrestrial exoplanets because… 

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