Connecting the dots – II. Phase changes in the climate dynamics of tidally locked terrestrial exoplanets

  title={Connecting the dots – II. Phase changes in the climate dynamics of tidally locked terrestrial exoplanets},
  author={Ludmila Carone and Rony Keppens and Leen Decin},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • L. Carone, R. Keppens, L. Decin
  • Published 3 August 2015
  • Physics, Environmental Science, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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