AN ANALYTIC RADIATIVE–CONVECTIVE MODEL FOR PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES

@article{Robinson2012ANAR,
  title={AN ANALYTIC RADIATIVE–CONVECTIVE MODEL FOR PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES},
  author={Tyler D. Robinson and David C. Catling},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={757}
}
  • T. RobinsonD. Catling
  • Published 6 September 2012
  • Physics, Geology, Environmental Science
  • The Astrophysical Journal
We present an analytic one-dimensional radiative–convective model of the thermal structure of planetary atmospheres. Our model assumes that thermal radiative transfer is gray and can be represented by the two-stream approximation. Model atmospheres are assumed to be in hydrostatic equilibrium, with a power-law scaling between the atmospheric pressure and the gray thermal optical depth. The convective portions of our models are taken to follow adiabats that account for condensation of volatiles… 

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