Response of Earth's atmosphere to increases in solar flux and implications for loss of water from Venus.

@article{Kasting1984ResponseOE,
  title={Response of Earth's atmosphere to increases in solar flux and implications for loss of water from Venus.},
  author={James F Kasting and James B. Pollack and Thomas P. Ackerman},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={1984},
  volume={57},
  pages={335-55}
}
A one-dimensional radiative-convective model is used to compute temperature and water vapor profiles as functions of solar flux for an Earth-like atmosphere. The troposphere is assumed to be fully saturated, with a moist adiabatic lapse rate, and changes in cloudiness are neglected. Predicted surface temperatures increase monotonically from -1 to 111 degrees C as the solar flux is increased from 0.81 to 1.45 times its present value. Surface temperatures corresponding to high solar fluxes may be… CONTINUE READING

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