Ph.D. student, Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University
Research Expertise: radiative transfer, climate modeling, Mars, exoplanets
VPL Focus: Task C: The Habitable PlanetHomepage: http://www3.geosc.psu.edu/~rmr5265/
My name is Ramses Ramirez, and I am a fourth year Ph.D. student from Penn State University (advisor: Dr. Jim Kasting). 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.