EEG Journal Club : Atmospheric retrieval and C/O ratio
In our weekly journal club we reviewed Benneke 2015 (Strict Upper Limits on the Carbon-to-Oxygen Ratios of Eight Hot Jupiters from Self-Consistent Atmospheric Retrieval, under review at ApJ). We widely discuss the method used by the author a bayesian analysis (Nested Sampling algorithm) coupled with a self-consistent model. Combining the physical insight given by forward models with the rigorous treatment of uncertainties of a Bayesian analysis represent a long-term goal in atmospheric retrieval. We mainly debate on the robustness of the method.