Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Spectroscopic observations of exoplanets are now possible by transit methods and direct emission. Spectroscopic requirements for exoplanets are reviewed based on existing measurements and model predictions for hot Jupiters and super-Earths. Molecular opacities needed to simulate astronomical observations can be obtained from laboratory measurements, ab initio calculations or a combination of the two approaches. This discussion article focuses mainly on laboratory measurements of hot molecules as needed for exoplanet spectroscopy.
Original Publication Citation
Bernath, P. F. (2014). Molecular opacities for exoplanets. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences, 372(2014), 20130087 doi:10.1098/rsta.2013.0087
Bernath, P. F., "Molecular Opacities for Exoplanets" (2014). Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Publications. 125.