The Effect of Land Albedo on the Climate of Land-dominated Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System

  title={The Effect of Land Albedo on the Climate of Land-dominated Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System},
  author={Andrew J. Rushby and Aomawa L. Shields and Eric T. Wolf and Marysa M. Lagu{\"e} and Adam J. Burgasser},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
Variations in the reflective properties of the bulk material that comprises the surface of land-dominated planets will affect the planetary energy balance by interacting differently with incident radiation from the host star. Furthermore, low-mass cool stars, such as nearby M8V dwarf TRAPPIST-1, emit a significant fraction of their flux in longer wavelengths relative to the Sun in regions where terrestrial materials may exhibit additional variability in albedo. Using the Community Earth System… 
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