Irradiated Extrasolar Giant Planet Spectra
Taken from Sudarsky, Burrows, and Hubeny (2003)

Repository of Selected Theoretical Spectral Models:

Description: The files on this page are to be found and are described in the Ap.J. paper entitled "Theoretical Spectra and Atmospheres of Extrasolar Giant Planets" by Sudarsky, Burrows, and Hubeny (2003, SBH). The astro-ph link to this paper is astro-ph/0210216. The files contain surface spectra and planet/star flux ratios for a subset of the extrasolar giant planets (EGPs) discovered by the radial-velocity technique. The examples here span a broad range of primary stars, orbital distances, and EGP masses and collectively encapsulate the behavior of the entire family of irradiated EGPs. Some of the parameters assumed for the calculations are to be found in the headers to these files. A spectral range from ~0.4 to 40 microns is provided. The resolution at longer wavelengths is not spectacular, but servicable. We strongly recommend that you read SBH before using these spectra professionally or even to satisfy your curiosity, but they are indeed put here for general use. Should you employ them in a talk, publication, proposal, or any document, we would appreciate it if you would refer to the SBH paper. Feel free to contact Adam Burrows (burrows@astro.princeton.edu) if you have questions or requests. The data for the next paper in this series on irradiated giant planets, "Spectra and Diagnostics for the Direct Detection of Wide-Separation Extrasolar Giant Planets," authored by Burrows, Sudarsky, and Hubeny (2004) and that appeared in Ap.J. 609, 407 (2004) are to be found at the adjacent URL.



A Cloud-Free Sequence as a Function of Distance from a G0V Star: