Comptes Rendus
Spectroscopy and planetary atmospheres/Spectroscopie et atmosphères planétaires
Infrared spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres
Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 6 (2005) no. 8, pp. 817-824.

Spectroscopy is at the root of modern planetology, in that it gives access remotely to the possibility to analyze the physical properties of planets. Today, the spectacular advance in techniques and models available to planetology reach an accuracy giving access to new domains in planetary physics, as meteorology, physico-chemical processes, etc. This article is centred on the infrared spectroscopy techniques. It will describe some of the physical observables accessible to modern instrumentation, in space or from the ground. The theoretical as well as instrumental limitations will be given, and the expected progress in short or medium term will be described.

La spectroscopie a véritablement fondé la planétologie moderne en permettant d'analyser les propriétés physiques des planètes à distance. Aujourd'hui, les progrès spectaculaires des techniques et des modèles disponibles atteignent aujourd'hui une précision qui rend accessible des pans entiers de la physique planétaire (météorologie, processus physico-chimiques, etc.) Cet article, centré sur les techniques de spectroscopie infrarouge, décrira quelques unes des observables physiques accessibles par les instruments actuels, dans l'espace ou au sol, les limitations tant théoriques qu'instrumentales, et les avancées à attendre à court et moyen terme.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crhy.2005.09.002
Keywords: Infrared spectroscopy, Planets, Abundances, Isotopic ratios
Mot clés : Spectroscopie infrarouge, Planètes, Abondances, Rapports isotopiques

Pierre Drossart 1

1 LESIA (CNRS-UMR 8109), Observatoire de Paris, 5, place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon cedex, France
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