A Nongray Theory of Extrasolar Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs

  title={A Nongray Theory of Extrasolar Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs},
  author={Adam Burrows and Mark S. Marley and William B. Hubbard and Jonathan I. Lunine and Tristan Guillot and Didier Saumon and Richard S. Freedman and David L. Sudarsky and Christopher M. Sharp},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present the results of a new series of nongray calculations of the atmospheres, spectra, colors, and evolution of extrasolar giant planets (EGPs) and brown dwarfs for effective temperatures below 1300 K. This theory encompasses most of the mass/age parameter space occupied by substellar objects and is the first spectral study down to 100 K. These calculations are in aid of the multitude of searches being conducted or planned around the world for giant planets and brown dwarfs and reveal the… Expand
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