Detecting Ocean Glint on Exoplanets Using Multiphase Mapping

@article{LustigYaeger2018DetectingOG,
  title={Detecting Ocean Glint on Exoplanets Using Multiphase Mapping},
  author={Jacob Lustig-Yaeger and Victoria S. Meadows and Guadalupe Tovar Mendoza and Edward W. Schwieterman and Yuka Fujii and Rodrigo Luger and Tyler D. Robinson},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={156}
}
Rotational mapping and specular reflection (glint) are two proposed methods to directly detect liquid water on the surface of habitable exoplanets. However, false positives for both methods may prevent the unambiguous detection of exoplanet oceans. We use simulations of Earth as an exoplanet to introduce a combination of multiwavelength, multiphase, time-series direct-imaging observations and accompanying analyses that may improve the robustness of exoplanet ocean detection by spatially mapping… 

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