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Mass loss of highly irradiated extra-solar giant planets


2008 2008

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We present theoretical calculations for the evolution of highly-irradiated extrasolar giant planets. The value of the energy-limited escape rates are taken from Watson et al. (1981), Lammer et al. (2003) and Yelle (2004) which vary by two orders of magnitude. The lowest rate is from Watson et al., while the highest rate comes from Lammer et al., which predicts that all highly-irradiated planets are remnants of much larger planets. We find that for cases with lower mass loss rates, the tidal effects, such as the planet exceeding the Roche Lobe are more effective at removing mass than stellar radiation. We also compare our theories with observations to show observational evidence for mass loss.

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Subject
Astronomy;
Astrophysics
Classification
0606: Astronomy
0606: Astrophysics
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences
Title
Mass loss of highly irradiated extra-solar giant planets
Author
Hattori, Maki Funato
Number of pages
47
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0009
Source
MAI 47/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549695745
Advisor
Hubbard, William B.
University/institution
The University of Arizona
Department
Planetary Sciences
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1456396
ProQuest document ID
230737954
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/230737954/fulltextPDF
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