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Retrieval of atmospheric structure and composition of exoplanets from transit spectroscopy

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Recent spectroscopic observations of transiting exoplanets have permitted the derivation of the thermal structure and molecular abundances of H2O, CO, CO2, CH4, metallic oxides and alkali metals in these extreme atmospheres. Here, for the first time, a fully-fledged retrieval algorithm has been applied to exoplanet spectra to determine the thermal structure and composition. The development of a suite of radiative transfer and retrieval tools for exoplanet a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Atmospheric,Oceanic and Planetary Physics
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:9daa5af9-040d-47eb-a2ca-57aefcc36f21
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ora:7168

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