Energy Budgets for Terrestrial Extrasolar Planets

  title={Energy Budgets for Terrestrial Extrasolar Planets},
  author={Aomawa L. Shields and Cecilia M. Bitz and Igor Palubski},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The pathways through which incoming energy is distributed between the surface and atmosphere has been analyzed for the Earth. However, the effect of the spectral energy distribution of a host star on the energy budget of an orbiting planet may be significant given the wavelength-dependent absorption properties of atmospheric CO2 and water vapor, and surface ice and snow. We have quantified the flow of energy on aqua planets orbiting M-, G-, and F-dwarf stars, using a 3D Global Climate Model… Expand

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