THE INNER EDGE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE FOR SYNCHRONOUSLY ROTATING PLANETS AROUND LOW-MASS STARS USING GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS

@article{Kopparapu2016THEIE,
  title={THE INNER EDGE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE FOR SYNCHRONOUSLY ROTATING PLANETS AROUND LOW-MASS STARS USING GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS},
  author={Ravi kumar Kopparapu and Eric. T. Wolf and Jacob Haqq‐Misra and Jun Yang and James F. Kasting and Victoria S. Meadows and Ryan C. Terrien and Suvrath Mahadevan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={819}
}
Terrestrial planets at the inner edge of the habitable zone (HZ) of late-K and M-dwarf stars are expected to be in synchronous rotation, as a consequence of strong tidal interactions with their host stars. Previous global climate model (GCM) studies have shown that, for slowly rotating planets, strong convection at the substellar point can create optically thick water clouds, increasing the planetary albedo, and thus stabilizing the climate against a thermal runaway. However these studies did… 

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