Tad Komacek                          Contact Information

Ph.D Candidate

Department of Planetary Sciences

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

University of Arizona

1629 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ

Research Interests:

I am broadly interested in modeling systems in planetary sciences and comparing results with previous observations in order to constrain underlying processes.

For my Ph.D, I am focusing on the atmospheric circulation of extrasolar giant planets, along with the effect it has on their interior evolution.

Curriculum Vitae:

Downloadable PDF of CV



Koll and Komacek: Atmospheric Circulations of Hot Jupiters as Planetary Heat Engines, ApJ, 853, 133. (reprint)

Komacek and Youdin: Structure and Evolution of Internally Heated Hot Jupiters, ApJ, 844, 94. (reprint)

Komacek, Showman, and Tan: Atmospheric Circulation of Hot Jupiters: Dayside-Nightside Temperature Differences. II. Comparison with Observations, ApJ, 835, 198. (reprint)


Komacek and Abbot: Effect of surface-mantle water exchange parameterizations on exoplanet ocean depths, ApJ, 832, 54. (reprint)

Komacek and Showman: Atmospheric Circulation of Hot Jupiters: Dayside-Nightside Temperature Differences, ApJ, 821, 16. (reprint)


Rogers and Komacek: Magnetic Effects in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres, ApJ, 794, 132. (reprint)