EX6

Bright, hot and weird: the harvest from ground-based transit surveys
Convener: A. Cameron 
Oral Program
 / Fri, 13 Sep, 16:00–17:30  / Room Venus - Wilkins Gustave Tuck
Poster Program
 / Attendance Thu, 12 Sep, 17:45–19:15  / Poster Area
The selection effects inherent in ground-based surveys favour the discovery of some of the most extreme end-products of planet formation and migration processes. Surveys such as WASP and HAT have yielded hundreds of gas-giant planets in close orbits around bright host stars. The transit light curves and radial-velocity orbits of these planets provide powerful probes of planetary migration and tidal evolution, while the extreme heating of their daysides enables thermal-infrared studies of their atmospheric structure and composition. Abstracts are invited describing the statistical properties of these survey samples, and existing and future observations to determine the orbital and atmospheric properties of individual planets.