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Giant planet formation in the framework of the core instability model

@article{Fortier2010GiantPF,
  title={Giant planet formation in the framework of the core instability model},
  author={Andrea Fortier},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
  • A. Fortier
  • Published 10 February 2010
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
In this Thesis I studied the formation of the four giant planets of the Solar System in the framework of the nucleated instability hypothesis. The model considers that solids and gas accretion are coupled in an interactive fashion, taking into account detailed constitutive physics for the envelope. The accretion rate of the core corresponds to the oligarchic growth regime. I also considered that accreted planetesimals follow a size distribution. One of the main results of this Thesis is that I…