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The Hadean Crust : Evidence from > 4 Ga Zircons
A review of continental growth models leaves open the possibilities that Earth during the Hadean Eon (∼4.5–4.0 Ga) was characterized by massive early crust or essentially none at all. Without support
The second law of thermodynamics and the global climate system: A review of the maximum entropy production principle
The long‐term mean properties of the global climate system and those of turbulent fluid systems are reviewed from a thermodynamic viewpoint. Two general expressions are derived for a rate of entropy
Titan, Mars and Earth : Entropy production by latitudinal heat transport
Temperature contrasts between warm tropics and cool high latitudes depends on how efficiently heat is transported by the atmosphere (and oceans) from the tropics. This heat transport is generally
Titan's Surface, Revealed by HST Imaging
We present for the first time relative albedo maps of Titan's surface. The maps were made from images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's planetary camera (295 km per pixel) through atmospheric
Titan's Rotation Reveals an Internal Ocean and Changing Zonal Winds
Cassini radar observations of Saturn's moon Titan over several years show that its rotational period is changing and is different from its orbital period, which is consistent with seasonal exchange of angular momentum between the surface and Titan's dense superrotating atmosphere.
An asymmetric distribution of lakes on Titan as a possible consequence of orbital forcing
A set of lakes filled or partially filled with liquid hydrocarbon and empty lake basins have been discovered in the high latitudes of Saturn's moon Titan. These features were mapped by the radar
Interior structure models and tidal Love numbers of Titan
[1] Interior models of a differentiated Titan with an internal ammonia-water ocean and chondritic radiogenic heat production in an undifferentiated rock + iron core have been calculated. We assume
Tidal Dissipation on Titan
Abstract Tidal dissipation may constrain the nature of the surface and interior of Titan. Provided the surface of Titan is covered by satellite-wide hydrocarbon seas and oceans, the solid body of