Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Exoplanet Host Star Radiation and Plasma Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey L. Linsky, Manuel Güdel
      Pages 3-18
    3. Brian E. Wood, Jeffrey L. Linsky, Manuel Güdel
      Pages 19-35
    4. Theresa Lüftinger, Aline A. Vidotto, Colin P. Johnstone
      Pages 37-55
  3. Exoplanet Upper Atmospheres and Stellar Interaction: Observations and Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Luca Fossati, Carole A. Haswell, Jeffrey L. Linsky, Kristina G. Kislyakova
      Pages 59-80
    3. Dmitry V. Bisikalo, Pavel V. Kaygorodov, Dmitry E. Ionov, Valery I. Shematovich
      Pages 81-104
    4. Valery I. Shematovich, Dmitry V. Bisikalo, Dmitry E. Ionov
      Pages 105-136
    5. Kristina G. Kislyakova, Mats Holmström, Helmut Lammer, Nikolai V. Erkaev
      Pages 137-151
    6. Aline A. Vidotto, Dmitry V. Bisikalo, Luca Fossati, Joe Llama
      Pages 153-168
    7. Eike W. Guenther, Stephan Geier
      Pages 169-186
  4. Exoplanet and Astrophysical Magnetic Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Igor I. Alexeev, Maria S. Grygoryan, Elena S. Belenkaya, Vladimir V. Kalegaev, Maxim Khodachenko
      Pages 189-212
    3. Elena S. Belenkaya, Maxim L. Khodachenko, Igor I. Alexeev
      Pages 239-249
  5. Space and Ground-Based Exoplanet Observation and Characterization Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Malcolm Fridlund, Heike Rauer, Anders Erikson
      Pages 253-273
    3. Boris M. Shustov, Mikhail E. Sachkov, Dmitry V. Bisikalo, Ana-Ines Gómez de Castro
      Pages 275-287
    4. Eike W. Guenther
      Pages 289-306
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-310

About this book


In this book an international group of specialists discusses studies of exoplanets subjected to extreme stellar radiation and plasma conditions. It is shown that such studies will help us to understand how terrestrial planets and their atmospheres, including the early Venus, Earth and Mars, evolved during the host star’s active early phase. The book presents an analysis of findings from Hubble Space Telescope observations of transiting exoplanets, as well as applications of advanced numerical models for characterizing the upper atmosphere structure and stellar environments of exoplanets. The authors also address detections of atoms and molecules in the atmosphere of “hot Jupiters” by NASA’s Spitzer telescope. The observational and theoretical investigations and discoveries presented are both timely and important in the context of the next generation of space telescopes.

The book is divided into four main parts, grouping chapters on exoplanet host star radiation and plasma environments, exoplanet upper atmosphere and environment observations, exoplanet and stellar magnetospheres, and exoplanet observation and characterization. The book closes with an outlook on the future of this research field.


CoRoT Space Observatory Exoplanet Atmospheres Exoplanet Environment Exoplanet Observations Exoplanet Transits Habitabilty of Exoplanets Hot Jupiters Kepler Space Observatory Super Earths Super Neptunes

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Lammer
    • 1
  • Maxim Khodachenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Research InstituteAustrian Academy of SciencesGrazAustria
  2. 2.Space Research InstituteAustrian Academy of SciencesGrazAustria

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