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Erosion of terrestrial planet atmosphere by surface motion after a large impact

Chen, George Q. and Ahrens, Thomas J. (1997) Erosion of terrestrial planet atmosphere by surface motion after a large impact. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 100 (1-4). pp. 21-26. ISSN 0031-9201. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141022-152738598

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Abstract

The history of atmosphere accretion has a large significance in the evolution of the Earth and other planets. Here we present a quantitative analysis of the Earth's response to large impacts (in the 10^(32)–10^(38) erg energy range), and the resulting atmosphere loss owing to the global radial surface motion. Our results show that it is possible to deplete the Earth's atmosphere via this mechanism in very large (lunar-sized, ∼ 10^(38) erg) impacts.


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Additional Information:© 1997 Elsevier Science B.V. Received 9 January 1995; accepted 11 June 1996. We thank M.E. Kipp, W.I. Newman and E.M. Symbalisty for their expert advice. Contribution No. 5635, Division of Geophysical and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
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Official Citation:George Q. Chen, Thomas J. Ahrens, Erosion of terrestrial planet atmosphere by surface motion after a large impact, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Volume 100, Issues 1–4, March 1997, Pages 21-26, ISSN 0031-9201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9201(96)03228-1. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031920196032281)
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