ATMOSPHERIC SULFUR PHOTOCHEMISTRY ON HOT JUPITERS

@article{Zahnle2009ATMOSPHERICSP,
  title={ATMOSPHERIC SULFUR PHOTOCHEMISTRY ON HOT JUPITERS},
  author={Kevin J. Zahnle and Mark. S. Marley and Richard S. Freedman and Katharina Lodders and Jonathan J. Fortney},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={701},
  pages={L20 - L24}
}
We develop a new one-dimensional photochemical kinetics code to address stratospheric chemistry and stratospheric heating in hot Jupiters. Here we address optically active S-containing species and CO2 at 1200 ⩽ T ⩽ 2000 K. HS (mercapto) and S2 are highly reactive species that are generated photochemically and thermochemically from H2S with peak abundances between 1 and 10 mbar. S2 absorbs UV between 240 and 340 nm and is optically thick for metallicities [S/H]>0 at T ⩾ 1200 K. HS is probably… 
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