Spectroscopic detection and characterisation of planetary atmospheres

J. R. Barnes, H. R.A. Jones, T. S. Barman, H. R.A. Jones, R. J. Barber, B. M.S. Hansen, L. Prato, E. L. Rice, C. J. Leigh, A. Collier Cameron, D. J. Pinfield, J. S. Jenkins, D. Segransan

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Abstract

Space based broadband infrared observations of close orbiting extrasolar giant planets at transit and secondary eclipse have proved a successful means of determining atmospheric spectral energy distributions and molecular composition. Here, a ground-based spectroscopic technique to detect and characterise planetary atmospheres is presented. Since the planet need not be transiting, this method enables a greater sample of systems to be studied. By modelling the planetary signature as a function of phase, high resolution spectroscopy has the potential to recover the signature of molecules in planetary atmospheres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch, Science and Technology of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of an International Conference Held in Shangai on Occasion of a Total Eclipse of the Sun
EditorsWeipeng Lin, Eduardo L. Martin, Eduardo L. Martin, Jian Ge
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759806645
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference Held in Shangai on Occasion of a Total Eclipse of the Sun - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jul 20 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume16
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Other

OtherInternational Conference Held in Shangai on Occasion of a Total Eclipse of the Sun
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period7/20/097/24/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Barnes, J. R., Jones, H. R. A., Barman, T. S., Jones, H. R. A., Barber, R. J., Hansen, B. M. S., Prato, L., Rice, E. L., Leigh, C. J., Collier Cameron, A., Pinfield, D. J., Jenkins, J. S., & Segransan, D. (2011). Spectroscopic detection and characterisation of planetary atmospheres. In W. Lin, E. L. Martin, E. L. Martin, & J. Ge (Eds.), Research, Science and Technology of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets: Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Shangai on Occasion of a Total Eclipse of the Sun [04001] (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 16). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20111604001