Habitability of Waterworlds: Runaway Greenhouses, Atmospheric Expansion, and Multiple Climate States of Pure Water Atmospheres

Date

2015-05-15

Authors

Goldblatt, Colin

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Mary Ann Liebert, Incorporated

Abstract

There are four different stable climate states for pure water atmospheres, as might exist on so-called "waterworlds". I map these as a function of solar constant for planets ranging in size from Mars size to 10 Earth-mass.

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Goldblatt, C. 2015, "Habitability of Waterworlds: Runaway Greenhouses, Atmospheric Expansion, and Multiple Climate States of Pure Water Atmospheres", Astrobiology, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 362-370.