Acceleration of Cooling of Ice Giants by Condensation in Early Atmospheres

@article{Kurosaki2017AccelerationOC,
  title={Acceleration of Cooling of Ice Giants by Condensation in Early Atmospheres},
  author={K. Kurosaki and M. Ikoma},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2017}
}
The present infrared brightness of a planet originates partly from the accretion energy that the planet gained during its formation and hence provides important constraints to the planet formation process. A planet cools down from a hot initial state to the present state by losing energy through radiative emission from its atmosphere. Thus, the atmospheric properties affect the planetary cooling rate. Previous theories of giant planet cooling assume that the atmospheric composition is unchanged… Expand
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