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Climate Diversity in the Habitable Zone due to Varying pN$_2$ Levels

  title={Climate Diversity in the Habitable Zone due to Varying pN\$\_2\$ Levels},
  author={Adiv Paradise and Bo Fan and Kristen Menou and Christopher Lee},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
A large number of studies have responded to the growing body of confirmed terrestrial habitable zone exoplanets by presenting models of various possible climates. However, the impact of the partial pressure of background gases such as N$_2$ has been poorly-explored, despite the abundance of N$_2$ in Earth's atmosphere and the lack of constraints on its typical abundance in terrestrial planet atmospheres. We use PlaSim, a fast 3D climate model, to simulate many hundreds of climates with varying… 

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