HABITABLE CLIMATES: THE INFLUENCE OF ECCENTRICITY

@article{Dressing2010HABITABLECT,
  title={HABITABLE CLIMATES: THE INFLUENCE OF ECCENTRICITY},
  author={Courtney D. Dressing and David S. Spiegel and Caleb A. Scharf and Kristen Menou and Sean N. Raymond Princeton University Kavli Institute fo Physics and Ucsb and Columbia Astrobiology Center and Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory and Department of Physics Astronomy and Columbia University and Universit'e de Bordeaux and Cnrs},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={721},
  pages={1295-1307}
}
In the outer regions of the habitable zone, the risk of transitioning into a globally frozen 'snowball' state poses a threat to the habitability of planets with the capacity to host water-based life. Here, we use a one-dimensional energy balance climate model (EBM) to examine how obliquity, spin rate, orbital eccentricity, and the fraction of the surface covered by ocean might influence the onset of such a snowball state. For an exoplanet, these parameters may be strikingly different from the… 

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