tau: A 1D radiative transfer code for transmission spectroscopy of extrasolar planet atmospheres

Published: 1 January 2013| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/pbfyhz7f54.1
M.D.J. Hollis, M. Tessenyi, G. Tinetti


Abstract The tau code is a 1 D line-by-line radiative transfer code, which is generally applicable for modelling transmission spectra of close-in extrasolar planets. The inputs are the assumed pressure–temperature profile of the planetary atmosphere, the continuum absorption coefficients and the absorption cross-sections for the trace molecular absorbers present in the model, as well as the fundamental system parameters taken from the published literature. The program then calculates the optical path ... Title of program: tau Catalogue Id: AEPN_v1_0 Nature of problem Calculation of molecular absorption, and hence transit depths, as a function of wavelength for stellar radiation passing through planetary atmospheres. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEPN_v1_0; tau; 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.05.011 AEPN_v1_1; tau; 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.09.017 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computational Physics