Stabilizing Cloud Feedback Dramatically Expands the Habitable Zone of Tidally Locked Planets

@article{Yang2013StabilizingCF,
  title={Stabilizing Cloud Feedback Dramatically Expands the Habitable Zone of Tidally Locked Planets},
  author={J. Yang and N. Cowan and D. Abbot},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={771},
  pages={771}
}
The habitable zone (HZ) is the circumstellar region where a planet can sustain surface liquid water. Searching for terrestrial planets in the HZ of nearby stars is the stated goal of ongoing and planned extrasolar planet surveys. Previous estimates of the inner edge of the HZ were based on one-dimensional radiative-convective models. The most serious limitation of these models is the inability to predict cloud behavior. Here we use global climate models with sophisticated cloud schemes to show… Expand

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