Highlights in the study of exoplanet atmospheres

  title={Highlights in the study of exoplanet atmospheres},
  author={Adam S. Burrows},
  • A. Burrows
  • Published 18 September 2014
  • Geology, Physics
  • Nature
Exoplanets are now being discovered in profusion. To understand their character, however, we require spectral models and data. These elements of remote sensing can yield temperatures, compositions and even weather patterns, but only if significant improvements in both the parameter retrieval process and measurements are made. Despite heroic efforts to garner constraining data on exoplanet atmospheres and dynamics, reliable interpretation has frequently lagged behind ambition. I summarize the… 

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  • A. Burrows
  • Geology, Physics
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2014
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