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ID: 710187.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Planet population synthesis
Authors:Benz, W.; Ida, S.; Alibert, Y.; Lin, D.; Mordasini, C.
Place of Publication:Tucson
Publisher:University of Arizona Press
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2014
Title of Book:Protostars and Planets VI
Start Page:691
End Page:713
Full Name of Book-Editor(s):Beuther, Henrik; Klessen, Ralf S.; Dullemond, Cornelis P.; Henning, Thomas
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:With the increasing number of exoplanets discovered, statistical properties of the population as a whole become unique constraints on planet-formation models, provided a link between the description of the detailed processes playing a role in this formation and the observed population can be established. Planet population synthesis provides such a link. This approach allows us to study how different physical models of individual processes (e.g., protoplanetary disk structure and evolution, planetesimal formation, gas accretion, migration, etc.) affect the overall properties of the population of emerging planets. By necessity, planet population synthesis relies on simplified descriptions of complex processes. These descriptions can be obtained from more detailed specialized simulations of these processes. The objective of this chapter is twofold: (1) provide an overview of the physics entering in the two main approaches to planet population synthesis, and (2) present some of the results achieved as well as illustrate how it can be used to extract constraints on the models and to help interpret observations.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:InBook
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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