Variable Irradiation on 1D Cloudless Eccentric Exoplanet Atmospheres

@article{Mayorga2021VariableIO,
  title={Variable Irradiation on 1D Cloudless Eccentric Exoplanet Atmospheres},
  author={L. C. Mayorga and Tyler D. Robinson and Mark S. Marley and Erin M. May and Kevin B. Stevenson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={915}
}
Exoplanets on eccentric orbits experience an incident stellar flux that can be markedly larger at periastron versus apoastron. This variation in instellation can lead to dramatic changes in atmospheric structure in regions of the atmosphere where the radiative and advective heating/cooling timescales are shorter than the orbital timescale. To explore this phenomenon, we develop a sophisticated one-dimensional (vertical) time-stepping atmospheric structure code, EGP+, capable of simulating the… Expand
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