Atmospheres of extrasolar giant planets and brown dwarfs

France Allard, Isabelle Baraffe, Gilles Chabrier, Travis Barman

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Brown dwarfs have masses intermediate to stars and planets, but their atmospheres can span planetary plasma conditions as they cool over time. They are more directly observable than the currently known extrasolar planets. In this paper, we provide a brief summary of the atmospheric properties of brown dwarfs, and apply this knowledge to predict the thermal and spectral properties of extrasolar planets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number539
StatePublished - Apr 2003
EventProceedings of the Conference - Towards Other Earths: DARWIN/TPF and the Search for Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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