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Fig. 1 | Earth, Planets and Space

Fig. 1

From: Effects of adiabatic compression on thermal convection in super-Earths of various sizes

Fig. 1

The left column shows snapshots of the distribution of the non-dimensional potential temperature Tp(x,z) (color) and fluid velocity (arrows) at various Mp. Tp is normalized with the temperature unit of ΔT* = 3000 K. The color scale is changed from panel to panel so that Tp of the isothermal core of the convection is represented by green color. See the sample arrow beneath the panel (i) for the non-dimensional magnitude of the velocity. The right column shows the horizontally averaged Tp(x,z), \( \overline{{T_{\text{p}} }} \) (the red lines). The dashed black lines show the location of the base of the lithosphere (for details, see the text)

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