Oceanographic Considerations for Exoplanet Life Detection

@article{Olson2020OceanographicCF,
  title={Oceanographic Considerations for Exoplanet Life Detection},
  author={S. L. Olson and Malte Jansen and D. Abbot},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={895},
  pages={19}
}
  • S. L. Olson, Malte Jansen, D. Abbot
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Liquid water oceans are at the center of our search for life on exoplanets because water is a strict requirement for life as we know it. However, oceans are dynamic habitats---and some oceans may be better hosts for life than others. In Earth's ocean, circulation transports essential nutrients such as phosphate and is a first-order control on the distribution and productivity of life. Of particular importance is upward flow from the dark depths of the ocean in response to wind-driven divergence… CONTINUE READING

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