The structure of terrestrial bodies: Impact heating, corotation limits, and synestias

@article{Lock2017TheSO,
  title={The structure of terrestrial bodies: Impact heating, corotation limits, and synestias},
  author={Simon J. Lock and Sarah T. Stewart},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={122},
  pages={950-982}
}
  • Simon J. Lock, Sarah T. Stewart
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • During accretion, terrestrial bodies attain a wide range of thermal and rotational states, which are accompanied by significant changes in physical structure (size, shape, pressure and temperature profile, etc.). However, variations in structure have been neglected in most studies of rocky planet formation and evolution. Here we present a new code, the Highly Eccentric Rotating Concentric U (potential) Layers Equilibrium Structure (HERCULES) code, that solves for the equilibrium structure of… CONTINUE READING

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