A simple formula for a planet's mean annual insolation by latitude

Alice Nadeau, Richard McGehee

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Abstract

In this paper, we use a sixth order Legendre series expansion to approximate the mean annual insolation by latitude of a planet with obliquity angle β, leading to faster computations with little loss in the accuracy of results. We discuss differences between our method and selected computational results for insolation found in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalIcarus
Volume291
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2017

Keywords

  • Climate
  • Data reduction techniques
  • Extra-solar planets
  • Mars
  • Pluto
  • Solar radiation

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