The Sun and stars as the primary energy input in planetary atmospheres

  title={The Sun and stars as the primary energy input in planetary atmospheres},
  author={Ignasi Ribas},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={3 - 18}
  • I. Ribas
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Physics, Geology
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract Proper characterization of the host star to a planet is a key element to the understanding of its overall properties. The star has a direct impact through the modification of the structure and evolution of the planet atmosphere by being the overwhelmingly larger source of energy. The star plays a central role in shaping the structure, evolution, and even determining the mere existence of planetary atmospheres. The vast majority of the stellar flux is well understood thanks to the… 

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