||Department of Planetary Sciences
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Curtis S. Cooper, Former LPL Student
B.A. (Physics) 1999, Cornell
Ph. D. (Planetary Sciences) 2006, UA/LPL
I completed my Ph. D. dissertation in Spring, 2006 on brown dwarf and
extrasolar giant planet meteorologies with Professor Adam P. Showman.
As a postdoc, I worked with Professor Alexander A. Pavlov
on the atmosphere of the Archean Earth, with a view especially to
characterizing the habitability of extrasolar terrestrial planets.
Please email me at me.
Previously, I worked with Professor
Jonathan I. Lunine to develop
one-dimensional cloud models for
atmospheres. The model calculates particle sizes for several
important cloud-forming species. It has been used to model the
radiative effects of clouds in brown dwarf atmospheres and the upper
atmosphere of the transiting extrasolar giant planet, HD 209458b.
In 2005, we released the source code used for this paper for
general use by the community.
Also, check out my list of publications.
For lots of cool,
non-astronomy related stuff (like my computer graphics and games projects, my participation
in WCReplays.com, and my online photo album), please
visit my personal web page.
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