Abstract Book


The conference "Exoclimes 2010 - Exploring the diversity of planetary atmospheres" took place on the campus of the University of Exeter, UK, from 7th to 10th September 2010.

The topics of the conference were the following:

  • Extra-Solar planets - Atmosphere and circulation models of hot gas giants
  • Solar System planets - Comparative planetology, Mars, Venus, Titan
  • Bridging the Gap - Applying GCM to exoplanets, toy models, ocean planets, Super-Earths and lava worlds, formation of atmospheres
  • Living atmospheres - Habitability, atmosphere-life co-evolution, Earth as a system, Climate change

The present DVD contains the movies of the invited reviews given during the conference, the slides of contributed talks and an electronic version of most of the posters presented.

Invited Speakers

  • Sushil Atreya (Michigan USA)
  • Peter Cox (Exeter UK)
  • Linda Elkins-Tanton (MIT USA)
  • François Forget (Paris France)
  • Jonathan Fortney (Santa Cruz USA)
  • David Grinspoon (DNHM USA)
  • James Kasting (Penn State USA)
  • Heather Knutson (Berkeley USA)
  • Tim Lenton (East Anglia UK)
  • Ralph Lorenz (JHU USA)
  • Kristen Menou (Columbia USA)
  • Peter Read (Oxford UK)
  • Franck Selsis (Bordeaux France)
  • Adam Showman (Arizona USA)
  • Fred Taylor (Oxford UK)

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Suzanne Aigrain (Oxford UK, co-chair)
  • Isabelle Baraffe (Exeter UK)
  • Peter Cox (Exeter UK)
  • François Forget (Paris France)
  • Jonathan Lunine (Arizona USA)
  • Frédéric Pont(Exeter UK, co-chair)
  • Adam Showman (Arizona USA)
  • Christophe Sotin (JPL USA)
  • Fred Taylor (Oxford UK)
  • Roger Yelle (Arizona USA)


  • Suzanne Aigrain
  • Isabelle Baraffe
  • Jenny Patience
  • Frédéric Pont

Local Organising Committee

  • Suzanne Aigrain
  • Aude Alapini-Odunlade (chair)
  • Alasdair Allan
  • Joanna Bulger
  • Susie Burdett
  • Nawal Husnoo
  • Rob De Rosa
  • Jenny Patience
  • Frédéric Pont