H2O abundances and cloud properties in ten hot giant exoplanets

  title={H2O abundances and cloud properties in ten hot giant exoplanets},
  author={Arazi Pinhas and Nikku Madhusudhan and Siddharth Gandhi and Ryan J. MacDonald},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Transmission spectroscopy of exoplanets has the potential to provide precise measurements of atmospheric chemical abundances, in particular of hot Jupiters whose large sizes and high temperatures make them conducive to such observations. To date, several transmission spectra of hot Jupiters have revealed low amplitude features of water vapour compared to expectations from cloud-free atmospheres of solar metallicity. The low spectral amplitudes in such atmospheres could either be due to the… 

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