Physics of Bodily Tides in Terrestrial Planets and the Appropriate Scales of Dynamical Evolution

@article{Efroimsky2007PhysicsOB,
  title={Physics of Bodily Tides in Terrestrial Planets and the Appropriate Scales of Dynamical Evolution},
  author={Michael Efroimsky and Val{\'e}ry Lainey},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={112}
}
Any model of tides is based on a specific hypothesis of how lagging depends on the tidal- flexure frequency �. For example, Gerstenkorn (1955), MacDonald (1964), and Kaula (1964) assumed constancy of the geometric lag angle � , while Singer (1968) and Mignard (1979, 1980) asserted constancy of the time lagt. Thus, each of these two models was based on a certain law of scaling of the geometric lag: the Gerstenkorn-MacDonald-Kaula theory implied that � ∼ � 0 , while the Singer-Mignard theory… Expand

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