Exoclimes related papers, July 2012

  • Detection of Na absorption in the transmission spectrum of WASP-17b using the MIKE spectrograph on Magellan:
  • Inspired by the doppler-shifted CO lines observed in the atmosphere of HD209458b, Showman et al present 3D atmospheric circulation models to aid the interpretation of such observations:
  • Models of Ohmic heating in the interiors of hot Jupiters, with results that are in contrast to previous evolutionary models:
  • Lightning in the atmospheres of brown dwarfs and exoplanets (unfortunately not an observational study):
  • The discovery of a hot Uranus orbiting the K0V star HD77338 with a ~6 day period:

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