HOT JUPITER MAGNETOSPHERES

@article{Trammell2011HOTJM,
  title={HOT JUPITER MAGNETOSPHERES},
  author={George B. Trammell and Phil Arras and Zhi-yun Li},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={728},
  pages={152}
}
The upper atmospheres of close-in gas giant exoplanets (hot Jupiters) are subjected to intense heating and tidal forces from their parent stars. The atomic (H) and ionized (H+) hydrogen layers are sufficiently rarefied that magnetic pressure may dominate gas pressure for expected planetary magnetic field strength. We examine the structure of the magnetosphere using a 3D isothermal magnetohydrodynamic model that includes a static dead zone near the magnetic equator containing gas confined by the… Expand
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