From Cold to Hot Irradiated Gaseous Exoplanets: Fingerprints of Chemical Disequilibrium in Atmospheric Spectra

@article{Molaverdikhani2019FromCT,
title={From Cold to Hot Irradiated Gaseous Exoplanets: Fingerprints of Chemical Disequilibrium in Atmospheric Spectra},
author={Karan Molaverdikhani and Th. Henning and Paul Molli{\e}re},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2019}
}`
• Published 26 August 2019
• Physics
• The Astrophysical Journal
Almost all planetary atmospheres are affected by disequilibrium chemical processes. In this paper we introduce our recently developed Chemical Kinetic Model (\texttt{ChemKM}). We show that the results of our HD189733b model are in good agreement with previously published results, except at $\mu$bar regime, where molecular diffusion and photochemistry are the dominant processes. We thus recommend careful consideration of these processes when abundances at the top of the atmosphere are desired…
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