A Study of the Atmospheres of Brown Dwarfs and Extra Solar Planets and the Sources of Atomic and Molecular Opacity in Their Atmospheres

Grant #: NNX12AJ19A
Senior Scientist: Richard Freedman

The research topics to be undertaken under the new agreement are mainly a continuation of the current work. This includes modeling of observations of brown dwarfs and extra solar planets and investigations of new modeling techniques that are needed to handle the demands of better and more comprehensive data. We also wish to include more realistic chemical models in our calculations as new observations seem to indicate the need for a more comprehensive set of models that includes the possibility of non-equilibrium chemical abundances and dynamically active atmospheres.