A Theory of Extrasolar Giant Planets

  title={A Theory of Extrasolar Giant Planets},
  author={Didier Saumon and William B. Hubbard and Adam Burrows and Tristan Guillot and Jonathan I. Lunine and Gilles Chabrier},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present a broad suite of models of extrasolar giant planets (EGP's), ranging in mass from 0.3 to 15 Jupiter masses. The models predict luminosity (both reflected and emitted) as a function of age, mass, deuterium abundance and distance from parent stars of various spectral type. We also explore the effects of helium mass fraction, rotation rate and the presence of a rock-ice core. The models incorporate the most accurate available equation of state for the interior, including a new theory… 

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