On the Luminosity of Young Jupiters

@article{Marley2007OnTL,
  title={On the Luminosity of Young Jupiters},
  author={Mark. S. Marley and Jonathan J. Fortney and Olenka Hubickyj and Peter H. Bodenheimer and Jack J. Lissauer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={655},
  pages={541 - 549}
}
Traditional thermal evolution models of giant planets employ arbitrary initial conditions selected more for computational expediency than physical accuracy. Since the initial conditions are eventually forgotten by the evolving planet, this approach is valid for mature planets, if not young ones. To explore the evolution at young ages of jovian mass planets, we have employed model planets created by one implementation of the core-accretion mechanism as initial conditions for evolutionary… 

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