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

I am currently focusing on the atmospheric circulation of extrasolar giant planets and the effect it has on their interior evolution.

Curriculum Vitae:

Downloadable PDF of CV



Komacek and Abbot: Effect of surface-mantle water exchange parameterizations on exoplanet ocean depths, accepted at ApJ

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


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