Cloud Nine Con | Jessica Luna | Empirically Determining Substellar Cloud Compositions in the era of JWST

Paul Molliere - Max Planck Institute for AstronomyAug 31, 2021
Atmospheric characterization
Atmospheric theory
Future missions & Observatories
Simulated spectra
Almost all substellar atmospheres are cool enough to form clouds from a variety of refractory and volatile materials; their temperature determines which species condense. Thick layers of dust, likely made of silicates, blanket hot substellar atmospheres, substantially changing each object’s spectrum. In colder objects, like the solar system planets ...
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