The cloudy shape of hot Jupiter thermal phase curves

  title={The cloudy shape of hot Jupiter thermal phase curves},
  author={V. Parmentier and A. Showman and J. Fortney},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • V. Parmentier, A. Showman, J. Fortney
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • Hot Jupiters have been predicted to have a strong day/night temperature contrast and a hot spot shifted eastward of the substellar point. This was confirmed by numerous phase curve observations probing the longitudinal brightness variation of the atmosphere. Global circulation models, however, systematically underestimate the phase curve amplitude and overestimate the shift of its maximum. We use a global circulation model including non-grey radiative transfer and realistic gas and cloud… CONTINUE READING


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