Extraordinary climates of Earth-like planets : three-dimensional climate simulations at extreme obliquity

  title={Extraordinary climates of Earth-like planets : three-dimensional climate simulations at extreme obliquity},
  author={Darren M. Williams and David G. Pollard},
A three-dimensional general-circulation climate model is used to simulate climates of Earth-like planets with extreme axial tilts (i.e. ‘obliquities ’). While no terrestrial-planet analogue exists in the solar system, planets with steeply inclined spin axes may be common around nearby stars. Here we report the results of 12 numerical experiments with Earth-like planets having different obliquities (from 0x to 85x), continental geographies, and levels of the important greenhouse gas, CO2. Our… CONTINUE READING
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