Postdoctoral scholar, Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University
Research Expertise: radiative transfer, climate modeling, early Mars, exoplanet habitability
VPL Focus: Task C: The Habitable PlanetHomepage: http://www3.geosc.psu.edu/~rmr5265/
My name is Ramses Ramirez, and I am a postdoctoral scholar from Penn State University (moving to Cornell University to work with Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger in the Fall). I am interested in the evolution of planetary atmospheres as it pertains to Earth-like extrasolar planets, early Mars, and Earth. I have developed a new 1-D radiative convective model that was used to recalculate the edges of the traditional liquid water habitable zone, warm early Mars with various greenhouse gases, and study the evolution of Earth's climate over time. A more detailed description of my work, including publications and CV, can be found at my website.