June 7, 2020

Climates of Warm Earth-like Planets. II. Rotational “Goldilocks” Zones for Fractional Habitability and Silicate Weathering

Abstract: Planetary rotation rate has a significant effect on atmospheric circulation, where the strength of the Coriolis effect in part determines the efficiency of latitudinal heat transport, altering cloud distributions, surface temperatures, and precipitation patterns. In this study, we use the ROCKE-3D dynamic ocean general circulation model to study the effects of slow rotations and increased insolations on the “fractional habitability” and silicate weathering rate of an Earth-like world. Definin…

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