Basic tools for modeling stellar and planetary atmospheres

Ivan Hubeny

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Most popular computer codes for calculating model stellar and planetary atmospheres are briefly reviewed. A particular emphasis is devoted to our universal computer program Tlusty (model stellar atmospheres and accretion disks), CoolTlusty (a variant of Tlusty for computing model atmospheres of substellar-mass objects such as giant planets and brown dwarfs), and Synspec (an associated spectrum synthesis code). We show the highlights of actual applications of these codes which include extensive grids of fully line-blanketed non-LTE model atmospheres of O and B stars, and grids of model atmospheres of extrasolar giant planets and L and T dwarfs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Interacting Binaries to Exoplanets
Subtitle of host publicationEssential Modeling Tools
EditorsMercedes Richards, Ivan Hubeny
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • planets and satellites: general
  • radiative transfer
  • stars: atmospheres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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