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Precessional quantities for the Earth over 10 MyrThe insolation parameters of the Earth depend on its orbital parameters and on the precession and obliquity. Until 1988, the usually adopted solution for paleoclimate computation consisted in (Bretagnon, 1974) for the orbital elements of the Earth, which was completed by (Berger, 1976) for the computation of the precession and obliquity of the Earth. In 1988, I issued a solution for the orbital elements of the Earth, which was obtained in a new manner, gathering huge analytical computations and numerical integration (Laskar, 1988). In this solution, which will be denoted La88, the precession and obliquity quantities necessary for paleoclimate computations were integrated at the same time, which insure good consistency of the solutions. Unfortunately, due to various factors, this latter solution for the precession and obliquity was not widely distributed (Berger, Loutre, Laskar, 1988). On the other side, the orbital part of the solution La88 for the Earth, was used in (Berger and Loutre, 1991) to derive another solution for precession and obliquity, aimed to climate computations. I also issued a new solution (La90) which presents some slight improvements with respect to the previous one (Laskar, 1990). As previously, this solution contains orbital, precessional, and obliquity variables. The main features of this new solution are discussed.
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Conference Paper
Laskar, Jacques
(Bureau des Longitudes Paris, France)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1992
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Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Orbital, Rotational and Climatic Interactions
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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