JWST Transit Spectra. II. Constraining Aerosol Species, Particle-size Distributions, Temperature, and Metallicity for Cloudy Exoplanets

  title={JWST Transit Spectra. II. Constraining Aerosol Species, Particle-size Distributions, Temperature, and Metallicity for Cloudy Exoplanets},
  author={Brianna I. Lacy and Adam Burrows},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • B. Lacy, A. Burrows
  • Published 30 June 2020
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
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