Climate of Earth-like planets with high obliquity and eccentric orbits: Implications for habitability conditions

  title={Climate of Earth-like planets with high obliquity and eccentric orbits: Implications for habitability conditions},
  author={Manuel Linsenmeier and Salvatore Pascale and Valerio Lucarini},
  journal={Planetary and Space Science},
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