Modeling Exoplanetary Atmospheres: An Overview

  title={Modeling Exoplanetary Atmospheres: An Overview},
  author={Jonathan J. Fortney},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • J. Fortney
  • Published 22 April 2018
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
We review several aspects of the calculation of exoplanet model atmospheres in the current era, with a focus on understanding the temperature-pressure profiles of atmospheres and their emitted spectra. Most of the focus is on gas giant planets, both under strong stellar irradiation and in isolation. The roles of stellar irradiation, metallicity, surface gravity, C/O ratio, interior fluxes, and cloud opacity are discussed. Connections are made to the well-studied atmospheres of brown dwarfs as… 
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