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Day and night side core cooling of a strongly irradiated giant planet

Budaj, Jan; Hubeny, I; Burrows, A


Context. The internal heat loss, or cooling, of a planet determines its structure and evolution. Aims. We study the effects of irradiation, metallicity of the atmosphere, heat redistribution, stratospheres, and the depth where the heat redistribution takes place on the atmospheric structure, the core entropy, and subsequently on the cooling of the interior of the planet. Methods. We address in a consistent fashion the coupling between the day and the night sides of a planet by means of model...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117975


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