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

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.

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.

Chandler, C. O., Kueny, J., Gustafsson, A., Trujillo, C. A., Robinson, T. D., & Trilling, D. E. (2019). Six Years of Sustained Activity in (6478) GaultThe Astrophysical Journal Letters877(1), L12.

Robinson, T. D., & Crisp, D. (2018). Linearized Flux Evolution (LiFE): A technique for rapidly adapting fluxes from full-physics radiative transfer modelsJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer211, 78-95.

Feng, Y. K., Robinson, T. D., Fortney, J. J., Lupu, R. E., Marley, M. S., Lewis, N. K., … & Line, M. R. (2018). Characterizing Earth analogs in reflected light: atmospheric retrieval studies for future space telescopesThe Astronomical Journal155(5), 200.

Data and software

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