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Rotation rate of the earth, fine tuned for life

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rotating planets have a weak Coriolis force and long daytime illumination, which promotes strong convergence and convection in the substellar region. This produces a large area of optically thick clouds, which greatly increases the planetary albedo. In contrast, on rapidly rotating planets a much narrower belt of clouds form in the deep tropics, leading to a relatively low albedo. A particularly striking example of the importance of rotation rate suggested by our simulations is that a planet with modern Earth’s atmosphere, in Venus’ orbit, and with modern Venus’ (slow) rotation rate would be habitable. This would imply that if Venus went through a runaway greenhouse, it had
a higher rotation rate at that time.

1. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.4992.pdf

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