Atmospheric Circulation of Tide-Locked Exoplanets

  title={Atmospheric Circulation of Tide-Locked Exoplanets},
  author={Raymond T. Pierrehumbert and Mark Hammond},
  journal={Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics},
Tide-locked planets are planets in which tidal stresses from the host star have spun down the planet's rotation to the point where its length of sidereal day equals its length of year. In a nearly circular orbit, such planets have a permanent dayside and a permanent nightside, leading to extreme heating contrasts. In this article, the atmospheric circulations forced by this heating contrast are explored, with a focus on terrestrial planets; here, “terrestrial” refers to planets with a condensed… 
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