Geometric effects on the flux and polarization signals of Jupiter-sized exoplanets

Chris Palmer, Loic Rossi, Daphne Stam

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Abstract

The direct detection of reflected starlight from exoplanets marks the beginning of a new era in the characterization of extrasolar planetary atmospheres. The flux and in particular the linear polarization signals from such planets are sensitive to atmospheric structure and composition, but other effects may also contribute to observed signals. We investigate the influence of an exoplanet’s shape and orbit
orientation on its flux and polarization signature, and compare it against the influence of a variable cloud cover.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEuropean Planetary Science Congress 2017 - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 17 Sep 201722 Sep 2017
Conference number: 11

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Planetary Science Congress 2017
Abbreviated titleEPSC2017
CountryLatvia
CityRiga
Period17/09/1722/09/17

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