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2008ApJ...681.1646R - Astrophys. J., 681, 1646-1652 (2008/July-2)

On signatures of atmospheric features in thermal phase curves of hot Jupiters.

RAUSCHER E., MENOU K., CHO J.Y.-K., SEAGER S. and HANSEN B.M.S.

Abstract (from CDS):

Turbulence is ubiquitous in solar system planetary atmospheres. In hot Jupiter atmospheres, the combination of moderately slow rotation and thick pressure scale height may result in dynamical weather structures with unusually large, planetary-size scales. Using equivalent-barotropic, turbulent circulation models, we illustrate how such structures can generate a variety of features in the thermal phase curves of hot Jupiters, including phase shifts and deviations from periodicity. Such features may have been spotted in the recent infrared phase curve of HD 189733b. Despite inherent difficulties with the interpretation of disk-integrated quantities, phase curves promise to offer unique constraints on the nature of the circulation regime present on hot Jupiters.

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Journal keyword(s): Infrared: General - Infrared: Stars - Stars: Planetary Systems - Stars: Atmospheres - Turbulence

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