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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193323
Title:
Mass Loss of Highly Irradiated Extra-Solar Giant Planets
Author:
Hattori, Maki
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
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.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Planetary Sciences
Degree Name:
MS
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Planetary Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hubbard, William B.
Committee Chair:
Hubbard, William B.

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleMass Loss of Highly Irradiated Extra-Solar Giant Planetsen_US
dc.creatorHattori, Makien_US
dc.contributor.authorHattori, Makien_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe 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.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectPlanetary Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlanetary Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHubbard, William B.en_US
dc.contributor.chairHubbard, William B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShowman, Adamen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2876en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749530en_US
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