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Hendrik Kienert, Georg Feulner and Vladimir Petoukhov Faint young Sun problem more severe due to ice-albedo feedback and higher rotation rate of the early Earth Geophysical Research Letters 39

Article first published online: 15 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012GL054381

Key Points

  • Climate of the Archean Earth simulated with 3-D model
  • More CO2 required to prevent early Earth from freezing than previously thought
  • CO2/CH4 greenhouse could be in conflict with middle and late Archean constraints

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