SELF-CONSISTENT MODEL ATMOSPHERES AND THE COOLING OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM'S GIANT PLANETS

@article{Fortney2011SELFCONSISTENTMA,
  title={SELF-CONSISTENT MODEL ATMOSPHERES AND THE COOLING OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM'S GIANT PLANETS},
  author={Jonathan J. Fortney and Masahiro Ikoma and Nadine Nettelmann and Tristan Guillot and Mark. S. Marley},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={729}
}
We compute grids of radiative–convective model atmospheres for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune over a range of intrinsic fluxes and surface gravities. The atmosphere grids serve as an upper boundary condition for models of the thermal evolution of the planets. Unlike previous work, we customize these grids for the specific properties of each planet, including the appropriate chemical abundances and incident fluxes as a function of solar system age. Using these grids, we compute new models… 

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