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Atmospheric circulation of tide-locked exoplanets

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Tide-locked planets are planets in which tidal stresses from the host star have spun down the planet’s rotation to the point where its length of side-real day equals its length of year. In a nearly circular orbit, such planets have a permanent dayside and a permanent nightside, leading to extreme heating contrasts. In this article, the atmospheric circulations forced by this heating contrast are explored, with a focus on terrestrial planets; here, “terrestrial” refers to planets with a conden...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
Jesus College
ORCID:
0000-0002-5887-1197
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Publisher:
Annual Reviews Publisher's website
Journal:
Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics Journal website
Volume:
51
Pages:
75-303
Publication date:
2018-09-05
Acceptance date:
2018-08-15
DOI:
ISSN:
0066-4189
Pubs id:
pubs:907615
URN:
uri:b7f76fed-9b61-4ffc-bb94-ef576f54f72d
UUID:
uuid:b7f76fed-9b61-4ffc-bb94-ef576f54f72d
Local pid:
pubs:907615

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