SatMeet9 - Mapping Other Worlds
Daniel Apai  1, 2, 3@  , Nicolas Cowan  4@  
1 : Earths in Other Solar Systems Team  (EOS)  -  Website
933 N Cherry Avenues Tucson, AZ 85721 -  United States
2 : Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona
3 : Steward Observatory, University of Arizona  -  Website
933 N Cherry Avenue University of Arizona Tucson AZ 85721 USA -  United States
4 : Amherst College  -  Website
Amherst, MA 01002 -  United States

Spatial information provides powerful and unique constraints on the physics and chemistry of planetary atmospheres and surfaces, including cloud formation, structure, and evolution; atmospheric dynamics; compositional variations in gas, solid, and liquid phases; as well as inferring surface spectra — including biosignatures — and surface coverage. Recent years have seen exciting progress in this new field, including numerical methods to interpret time-resolved exoplanet data, the first maps of brown dwarfs and transiting exoplanets, and exciting ideas and technique to map habitable zone exo-earths.

In our "Mapping Other Worlds" session we will explore:
1) state-of-the-art observations of spatially resolved ultracool atmospheres;
2) methods to obtain spatially resolved exoplanet data in the future;
3) approaches to deduce spatial information from time-resolved data;
4) science goals that can be achieved through spatially resolved data.

In this talk we will summarize the key results presented in the Mapping Other Worlds satellite session.

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