Modeling Polarization Signals from Cloudy Brown Dwarfs Luhman 16 A and B in Three Dimensions

  title={Modeling Polarization Signals from Cloudy Brown Dwarfs Luhman 16 A and B in Three Dimensions},
  author={Sagnick Mukherjee and Jonathan J. Fortney and Rebecca Jensen-Clem and Xianyu Tan and Mark S. Marley and Natasha E. Batalha},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • Sagnick Mukherjee, J. Fortney, +3 authors N. Batalha
  • Published 12 October 2021
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
The detection of disk-integrated polarization from Luhman 16 A and B in the H band, and subsequent modeling, has been interpreted in the framework of zonal cloud bands on these bodies. Recently, Tan and Showman investigated the 3D atmospheric circulation and cloud structures of brown dwarfs with general circulation models (GCMs), and their simulations yielded complex cloud distributions showing some aspects of zonal jets, but also complex vortices that cannot be captured by a simple model. Here… 


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