A FRAMEWORK FOR CHARACTERIZING THE ATMOSPHERES OF LOW-MASS LOW-DENSITY TRANSITING PLANETS

@article{Fortney2013AFF,
  title={A FRAMEWORK FOR CHARACTERIZING THE ATMOSPHERES OF LOW-MASS LOW-DENSITY TRANSITING PLANETS},
  author={J. Fortney and C. Mordasini and N. Nettelmann and E. Kempton and T. Greene and K. Zahnle},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={775},
  pages={80}
}
  • J. Fortney, C. Mordasini, +3 authors K. Zahnle
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We perform modeling investigations to aid in understanding the atmospheres and composition of small planets of ~2-4 Earth radii, which are now known to be common in our Galaxy. GJ 1214b is a well-studied example whose atmospheric transmission spectrum has been observed by many investigators. Here we take a step back from GJ 1214b to investigate the role that planetary mass, composition, and temperature play in impacting the transmission spectra of these low-mass low-density (LMLD) planets… CONTINUE READING
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