Atmospheric Dynamics of Hot Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs

  title={Atmospheric Dynamics of Hot Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs},
  author={A. P. Showman and Xianyu Tan and Vivien Parmentier},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
Groundbased and spacecraft telescopic observations, combined with an intensive modeling effort, have greatly enhanced our understanding of hot giant planets and brown dwarfs over the past ten years. Although these objects are all fluid, hydrogen worlds with stratified atmospheres overlying convective interiors, they exhibit an impressive diversity of atmospheric behavior. Hot Jupiters are strongly irradiated, and a wealth of observations constrain the day-night temperature differences… 

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