The influence of dust formation modelling on Na I and K I line profiles in substellar atmospheres

C. M. S. Johnas, Ch. Helling, M. Dehn, Peter Woitke, P. H. Hauschildt

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Abstract

We aim to understand the correlation between cloud formation and alkali line formation in substellar atmospheres. We perform line profile calculations for Na I and KI based on the coupling of our kinetic model for the formation and composition of dust grains with 1D radiative transfer calculations in atmosphere models for brown dwarfs and giant gas planets. The Na I and KI line profiles sensibly depend on the way clouds are treated in substellar atmosphere simulations. The kinetic dust formation model results in the highest pseudo-continuum compared to the limiting cases.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume385
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • line : profiles
  • stars : atmospheres
  • stars : low-mass, brown dwarfs
  • BROWN
  • HYDROGEN
  • GRAINS

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