Roche lobe effects on the atmospheric loss of “ Hot Jupiters ”

@inproceedings{Erkaev2006RocheLE,
  title={Roche lobe effects on the atmospheric loss of “ Hot Jupiters ”},
  author={Nikolai V. Erkaev and Helmut Lammer and Yu. N. Kulikov and D. Langmayr and Frank Selsis and Gerhard Jaritz and Helfried K. Biernat},
  year={2006}
}
Observational evidence of a hydrodynamically evaporating upper atmosphere of HD209458b (Vidal-Madjar et al. 2003; 2004) and recent theoretical studies on evaporation s ce arios of “Hot Jupiters” in orbits around solar-like star with the age of the Sun indicate that the upper atmospheres of short-p eriodic exoplanets experience hydrodynamic blow-o ff c nditions resulting in loss rates of the order of about 10 10–1012 g s−1 (Lammer et al. 2003; Yelle 2004; Bara ffe et al. 2004; Lecavlier des… CONTINUE READING