ON THE SPIN-AXIS DYNAMICS OF A MOONLESS EARTH

@article{Li2014ONTS,
  title={ON THE SPIN-AXIS DYNAMICS OF A MOONLESS EARTH},
  author={G. Li and K. Batygin},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={790},
  pages={69}
}
The variation of a planet's obliquity is influenced by the existence of satellites with a high mass ratio. For instance, Earth's obliquity is stabilized by the Moon and would undergo chaotic variations in the Moon's absence. In turn, such variations can lead to large-scale changes in the atmospheric circulation, rendering spin-axis dynamics a central issue for understanding climate. The relevant quantity for dynamically forced climate change is the rate of chaotic diffusion. Accordingly, here… Expand
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