The L/T transition is an important evolutionary phase in brown dwarf atmospheres. In the next decade, we will answer three key questions: 1. What is the physical mechanism behind the L/T transition? 2. What is the spatial extent of atmospheric structures at the L/T transition? 3. How do gravity and metallicity affect the L/T transition?
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2019