Dynamic Meteorology at the Photosphere of HD 209458b

  title={Dynamic Meteorology at the Photosphere of HD 209458b},
  author={Curtis S. Cooper and A. P. Showman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L45 - L48}
  • C. Cooper, A. Showman
  • Published 23 February 2005
  • Physics, Environmental Science, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
We calculate the meteorology of the close-in transiting extrasolar planet HD 209458b using a global, three-dimensional atmospheric circulation model. Dynamics are driven by perpetual irradiation of one hemisphere of this tidally locked planet. The simulation predicts global temperature contrasts of ~500 K at the photosphere and the development of a steady superrotating jet. The jet extends from the equator to midlatitudes and from the top model layer at 1 mbar down to 10 bar at the base of the… 
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