[ascl:1307.009]
MAH: Minimum Atmospheric Height

MAH calculates the posterior distribution of the "minimum atmospheric height" (MAH) of an exoplanet by inputting the joint posterior distribution of the mass and radius. The code collapses the two dimensions of mass and radius into a one dimensional term that most directly speaks to whether the planet has an atmosphere or not. The joint mass-radius posteriors derived from a fit of some exoplanet data (likely using MCMC) can be used by MAH to evaluate the posterior distribution of R_MAH, from which the significance of a non-zero R_MAH (i.e. an atmosphere is present) is calculated.

- Code site:
- https://github.com/davidkipping/MAH
- Described in:
- http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013MNRAS.434.1883K

- Bibcode:
- 2013ascl.soft07009K

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