Over the past twenty years, astronomers have identified hundreds of extrasolar planets - planets orbiting stars other than the sun. Recent research in this burgeoning field has made it possible to observe and measure the atmospheres of these exoplanets. This textbook describes the basic physical processes - including radiative transfer, molecular absorption and chemical processes - common to all planetary atmospheres, as well as the transit, eclipse and thermal phase variation observations that are unique to exoplanets.
Seager provides an excellent contribution to the Princeton Series in Astrophysics, which will appeal to graduate students and working professionals in astronomy. -- Choice
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