Islands in a black sky: Towards scaling relationships for dynamic topography and land propensity on rocky planets

Claire Marie Guimond - University of CambridgeApr 6, 2021
Planet interiors
terrestrial planets
thermal history
numerical convection
Topography on a rocky planet would raise land above its hypothetical oceans. The planet's land/ocean fraction emerges in a compromise between the amount of liquid water on its surface and the amplitude of its hypsometry. Although ocean volumes code complex and stochastic stories, topography—at least in certain forms—seems deterministically tractable. ...
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