The Hottest Hot Jupiters May Host Atmospheric Dynamos

@inproceedings{McElwaineTheHH,
  title={The Hottest Hot Jupiters May Host Atmospheric Dynamos},
  author={J N McElwaine}
}
Hot Jupiters have proven themselves to be a rich class of exoplanets which test our theories of planetary evolution and atmospheric dynamics under extreme conditions. Here, we present three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations and analytic results which demonstrate that a dynamo can be maintained in the thin, stably-stratified atmosphere of a hot… CONTINUE READING