Spectrum-driven Planetary Deglaciation Due to Increases in Stellar Luminosity

@article{Shields2014SpectrumdrivenPD,
  title={Spectrum-driven Planetary Deglaciation Due to Increases in Stellar Luminosity},
  author={Aomawa L. Shields and Cecilia M. Bitz and Victoria S. Meadows and Manoj M. Joshi and Tyler D. Robinson},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2014}
}
Distant planets in globally ice-covered, "snowball", states may depend on increases in their host stars' luminosity to become hospitable for surface life. Using a General Circulation Model (GCM), we simulated the equilibrium climate response of a planet to a range of instellations from an F-, G-, or M- dwarf star. The range of instellation that permits both complete ice cover and at least partially ice-free climate states is a measure of the climate hysteresis that a planet can exhibit. An ice… 

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