Sublimation-driven evolution of the local radius and the moment of inertia of a long-period comet

Czasopismo : Acta Geophysica
Tytuł artykułu : Sublimation-driven evolution of the local radius and the moment of inertia of a long-period comet

Autorzy :
Sobotka, J.
University of Wrocław, Institute of Geological Sciences, Department of Structural Geology, Wrocław, Poland, jerzysob@ing.uni.wroc.pl,
Sedighi, M.
K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Tehran, Iran, sedighi@ncc.org.ir,
Rezaei, K.
LMU University, Munich, Germany, khalil.rezaei@yahoo.com,
Narayan, J.
Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, jaypnfeq@iitr.ernet.in,
Rozmarynowska, A.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, rozmaryn@igf.edu.pl,
Gnyp, A.
Carpathian Branch, Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine, gnyp@cb-igph.lviv.ua,
Wiejacz, P.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, pwiejacz@igf.edu.pl,
Karakostas, V.
Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, vkarak@geo.auth.gr,
Mukhopadhyay, B.
Central Headquarters, Geological Survey of India, Kolkata, India, basabmukhopadhyay@yahoo.com,
Tezcan, S.
Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey, tezokan@superonline.com,
Orlecka-Sikora, B.
Faculty of Geology Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland, orlecka@geol.agh.edu.pl,
Aniszewski, A.
Department of Sanitary Engineering, Szczecin University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland, andrzej.aniszewski@ps.pl,
Al Farajat, M.
Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan, alfarajat@aabu.edu.jo,
Pietruczuk, A.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, alek@igf.edu.pl,
Posyniak, M.
Atmospheric Physics Division, Institute of Geophysics, University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland, mpos@igf.fuw.edu.pl,
Dziak-Jankowska, B.
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, bdziak@cbk.waw.pl,
Abstrakty : In this paper we intend to analyze how the sublimation of ice from cometary nuclei affects changes of the moments of inertia. Our aim is to show general trends for different orientations of cometary nucleus' rotation axis. Thus we apply numerical model of a hypothetical homogeneous and initially spherical nucleus composed of water ice and dust. As an example we present simulations for a model comet of the orbital elements and the nucleus size the same as determined for C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp, a widely analyzed long-period comet. We calculated water production from the nucleus and changes of the shape (initially spherical) and of the moment of inertia versus time. Simulations are performed for the full range (0-90°) of inclinations I of the rotation axis. The second paramater related to the orientation of the rotation axis is the argument Φ (0-360°). The heat conductivity of the nucleus spans over the vast range, 0.04-4 W m⁻¹ K⁻¹.

Słowa kluczowe : comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp, long period comet, sublimation,
Wydawnictwo : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Rocznik : 2009
Numer : Vol. 57, no. 2
Strony : 509 – 535
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DOI :
Cytuj : Sobotka, J. ,Sedighi, M. ,Rezaei, K. ,Narayan, J. ,Rozmarynowska, A. ,Gnyp, A. ,Wiejacz, P. ,Karakostas, V. ,Mukhopadhyay, B. ,Tezcan, S. ,Orlecka-Sikora, B. ,Aniszewski, A. ,Al Farajat, M. ,Pietruczuk, A. ,Posyniak, M. ,Dziak-Jankowska, B. , Sublimation-driven evolution of the local radius and the moment of inertia of a long-period comet. Acta Geophysica Vol. 57, no. 2/2009
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