Characterization of potentially habitable planets: Retrieval of atmospheric and planetary properties from emission spectra

  title={Characterization of potentially habitable planets: Retrieval of atmospheric and planetary properties from emission spectra},
  author={Philip von Paris and Pascal Hedelt and Franck Selsis and Franz Schreier and Thomas Trautmann},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. An increasing number of potentially habitable terrestrial planets and planet candidates are found by ongoing planet search programs. The search for atmospheric signatures to establish planetary habitability and the presence of life might be possible in the future. Aims. We want to quantify the accuracy of retrieved atmospheric parameters (composition, temperature, pressure) that might be obtained from infrared emission spectroscopy. Methods. We use synthetic observations of the… 
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