Ranges of Atmospheric Mass and Composition of Super-earth Exoplanets

@inproceedings{ElkinsTanton2008RangesOA,
  title={Ranges of Atmospheric Mass and Composition of Super-earth Exoplanets},
  author={Linda T Elkins-Tanton and S W J Seager},
  year={2008}
}
Terrestrial-like exoplanets may obtain atmospheres from three primary sources: capture of nebular gases, degassing during accretion, and degassing from subsequent tectonic activity. Here we model degassing during accretion to estimate the range of atmospheric mass and composition on exoplanets ranging from 1 to 30 Earth masses. We use bulk compositions… CONTINUE READING