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The crucial role of ground-based, Doppler measurements for the future of exoplanet science

Steffen, Jason H. and Plavchan, Peter and Brown, Timothy and Ford, Eric B. and Howard, Andrew W. and Jang-Condell, Hannah and Latham, David W. and Lissauer, Jack J. and Nelson, Benjamin E. and Newman, Patrick and Ragozzine, Darin (2018) The crucial role of ground-based, Doppler measurements for the future of exoplanet science. . (Submitted)

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We outline the important role that ground-based, Doppler monitoring of exoplanetary systems will play in advancing our theories of planet formation and dynamical evolution. A census of planetary systems requires a well designed survey to be executed over the course of a decade or longer. A coordinated survey to monitor several thousand targets each at ~1000 epochs (~3-5 million new observations) will require roughly 40 dedicated spectrographs. We advocate for improvements in data management, data sharing, analysis techniques, and software testing, as well as possible changes to the funding structures for exoplanet science.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
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Plavchan, Peter0000-0002-8864-1667
Ford, Eric B.0000-0001-6545-639X
Howard, Andrew W.0000-0001-8638-0320
Latham, David W.0000-0001-9911-7388
Lissauer, Jack J.0000-0001-6513-1659
Group:Astronomy Department
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ID Code:92434
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:23 Jan 2019 22:12
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