Theoretical Spectra and Atmospheres of Extrasolar Giant Planets

  title={Theoretical Spectra and Atmospheres of Extrasolar Giant Planets},
  author={David L. Sudarsky and Adam S. Burrows and Ivan Hubeny},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={1121 - 1148}
We present a comprehensive theory of the spectra and atmospheres of irradiated extrasolar giant planets. We explore the dependences on stellar type, orbital distance, cloud characteristics, planet mass, and surface gravity. Phase-averaged spectra for specific known extrasolar giant planets that span a wide range of the relevant parameters are calculated, plotted, and discussed. The connection between atmospheric composition and emergent spectrum is explored in detail. Furthermore, we calculate… 

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