Outcomes of tidal evolution for orbits with arbitrary inclination

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Abstract

Tides raised by a satellite on a rotating planet dissipate energy and result in an exchange of angular momentum between the orbit and the spin. A set of diagrams is constructed which shows the evolution of the angular momentum vectors. The results are applied to possible histories of the Uranus system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalIcarus
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1974

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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