Retrieving scattering clouds and disequilibrium chemistry in the atmosphere of HR 8799e

@article{Mollire2020RetrievingSC,
  title={Retrieving scattering clouds and disequilibrium chemistry in the atmosphere of HR 8799e},
  author={Paul Molli{\`e}re and Tomas Stolker and Sylvestre Lacour and G. P. P. L. Otten and Jinyi Shangguan and Benjamin Charnay and Tamara Molyarova and M. Nowak and Th. Henning and Gabriel-Dominique Marleau and Dimitry Semenov and Ewine F. van Dishoeck and Frank Eisenhauer and Paolo J. V. Garcia and R. Garcia Lopez and Julien H. Girard and Alexandra Z. Greenbaum and Sasha Hinkley and Pierre Kervella and Laura Kreidberg and A.-L. Maire and E. Nasedkin and Laurent Pueyo and Ignas A. G. Snellen and Arthur Vigan and Junping Wang and P. Tim de Zeeuw and Alice Zurlo},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
Clouds are ubiquitous in exoplanet atmospheres and represent a challenge for the model interpretation of their spectra. Complex cloud models are too numerically costly for generating a large number of spectra, while more efficient models may be too strongly simplified. We aim to constrain the atmospheric properties of the directly imaged planet HR 8799e with a free retrieval approach. We use our radiative transfer code petitRADTRANS for generating spectra, which we couple to the PyMultiNest… Expand
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