On the Inclination Dependence of Exoplanet Phase Signatures

@article{Kane2011OnTI,
  title={On the Inclination Dependence of Exoplanet Phase Signatures},
  author={Stephen R. Kane and Dawn M. Gelino},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={729},
  pages={74}
}
  • S. Kane, D. Gelino
  • Published 5 January 2011
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Improved photometric sensitivity from space-based telescopes has enabled the detection of phase variations for a small sample of hot Jupiters. However, exoplanets in highly eccentric orbits present unique opportunities to study the effects of drastically changing incident flux on the upper atmospheres of giant planets. Here we expand upon previous studies of phase functions for these planets at optical wavelengths by investigating the effects of orbital inclination on the flux ratio as it… 

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