Research

Hablab science


Spectroscopy : HABLab members use spectroscopic techniques to study planetary atmospheres and surfaces within the Solar System and beyond.

Radiative Transfer : Our group develops, applies, and validates cutting-edge models for simulating radiation-atmosphere interactions.

Planetary Climate : Members of the HABLab use 1-D and 3-D tools to study essential processes in planetary and brown dwarf atmospheres.

Mission Design : The HABLab team engages with technologists and engineers to help design next generation exoplanet characterization missions.


Recent publications

Ryan, D. J., & Robinson, T. D. Detecting Oceans on Exoplanets with Phase-Dependent Spectral Principal Component Analysis. Planetary Science Journal, 3, 33.

Tribbett, P. D., Robinson, T. D., & Koskinen, T. T. (2021) Titan in Transit: Ultraviolet Stellar Occultation Observations Reveal a Complex Atmospheric Structure. Planetary Science Journal, 2, 109.

Tang, S.-Y., Robinson, T. D., Marley, M. S., Batalha, N. E., Lupu, R., & Prato, L. (2021) Impacts of Water Latent Heat on the Thermal Structure of Ultra-Cool Objects: Brown Dwarfs and Free-Floating Planets. Astrophysical Journal, 922, 26.

Gialluca, M. T., Robinson, T. D., Rugheimer, S., & Wunderlich, F. (2021). Characterizing Atmospheres of Transiting Earth-like Exoplanets Orbiting M Dwarfs with James Webb Space Telescope. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 133:054401.

Robinson, T. D., & Reinhard, C. T. (2019). Earth as an Exoplanet. In Solar System Astrobiology (Eds. V. S. Meadows and G. N. Arney), University of Arizona Press.

Tolento, J. P., & Robinson, T. D. (2019). A simple model for radiative and convective fluxes in planetary atmospheres.  Icarus329, 34-45.


Data and software

Visit the HABLab Dropbox and GitHub sites for access to data, code, and relevant publications.