Gliese 581g as a scaled-up version of Earth: atmospheric circulation simulations

  title={Gliese 581g as a scaled-up version of Earth: atmospheric circulation simulations},
  author={Kevin Heng and Steven S. Vogt},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • K. Heng, S. Vogt
  • Published 22 October 2010
  • Geology, Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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