Terrestrial aftermath of the Moon - forming impact Norman H . Sleep

Abstract

Much of the Earth’s mantle was melted in the Moon-forming impact. Gases that were not partially soluble in the melt, such as water and CO2, formed a thick, deep atmosphere surrounding the postimpact Earth. This atmosphere was opaque to thermal radiation, allowing heat to escape to space only at the runaway greenhouse threshold of approximately 100 W m−2… (More)

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@inproceedings{Lupu2014TerrestrialAO, title={Terrestrial aftermath of the Moon - forming impact Norman H . Sleep}, author={Roxana E. Lupu}, year={2014} }