P1_2 The Temperature of Jupiter

Daniel Treacher, Christian Michelbach, Luke Gene Holmes


It is well known that there is a discrepancy between Jupiter’s observed surface temperature, quantified through infrared emissions, and the theorised temperature based on the approximation that Jupiter acts as a black body. This paper will attempt to assess the additional contribution of three popular factors to the excess heat output of Jupiter; gravitational collapse, heat emission from radio-isotopes and the differentiation of He and H

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