Scaling laws to understand tidal dissipation in fluid planetary regions and stars I - Rotation, stratification and thermal diffusivity

@article{AuclairDesrotour2015ScalingLT,
  title={Scaling laws to understand tidal dissipation in fluid planetary regions and stars I - Rotation, stratification and thermal diffusivity},
  author={Pierre Auclair-Desrotour and St{\'e}phane Mathis and C. Le Poncin-Lafitte},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
Tidal dissipation in planets and stars is one of the key physical mechanisms driving the evolution of star-planet and planet-moon systems. Several signatures of its action are observed in planetary systems thanks to their orbital architecture and the rotational state of their components. Tidal dissipation inside the fluid layers of celestial bodies are intrinsically linked to the dynamics and the physical properties of the latter. This complex dependence must be characterized. We compute the… 

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