About Prof. Frédéric Pont

Prof. Frédéric Pont
    

I am a professor of planetary science at the University of Exeter. My specialty is the study of exoplanets, in particular the observation and modelling of exoplanet atmospheres. I have done my PhD a the University of Geneva and worked in Chile, France and Switzerland.

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Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Weather on Brown Dwarfs

An outline of the paper: atmospheric circulation on brown dwarfs: jets, vortices and time variability by Zhang and Showman. What is the atmospheric circulation like…

The colour of giant planets in the Solar System

The colour of giant planets in the Solar System

Following our attempt to measure the colour of HD 189733b (see this post), I have taken a look at what determines the colours of Solar-System…

The climate of Middle Earth

The climate of Middle Earth

An outline of the (spoof) paper: The climate of Middle Earth. by Radagast et al. An amusing “pseudo-paper” on planetary atmospheres has appeared last week:…

A whole new world : topographic map of Titan

A whole new world : topographic map of Titan

An outline of the paper: A GLOBAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP OF TITAN, by Ralph Lorenz et al. (Icarus 225) An entirely new World Map is not something…

The colour of an exoplanet

The colour of an exoplanet

An outline of the paper: THE DEEP BLUE COLOR OF HD 189733b. by Evans et al. Contributors to this website have recently participated in reaching…

Snowball Earths around F stars and M stars

Snowball Earths around F stars and M stars

An outline of the paper: The Effect of Host Star Spectral Energy Distribution and Ice-Albedo Feedback on the Climate of Extrasolar Planets by Shields et al. The climate…

Detection of carbon monoxide in two very different planets

Detection of carbon monoxide in two very different planets

An outline of the two papers: Detection of CO in the high-resolution day-side spectrum of HD189733b by de Kok et al., and Detection of CO and water…

Mapping clouds on brown dwarfs with the Hubble Space Telescope

Mapping clouds on brown dwarfs with the Hubble Space Telescope

An outline of the paper: HST Spectral Mapping of L/T Transition Brown Dwarfs Reveals Cloud Thickness Variations. by Apai et al. 2M2139 and SIMP0136 are two…

Vertical mixing in hot Jupiter atmospheres

Vertical mixing in hot Jupiter atmospheres

An outline of the paper: 3D mixing in hot Jupiter atmospheres I:application to the day/night cold trap in HD 209458b, by Parmentier, Showman and Lian This paper examines the vertical mixing in a 3-D model of the atmospheric…

The climate of Pluto

The climate of Pluto

About the paper “A 3D general circulation model for Pluto and Triton with fixed volatile abundance and simplified surface forcing” by Zalucha & Michaels The…

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