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Table 1

Meaning of symbols.

Symbol Meaning

r Radius from the center of the planet
t Time
m Integrated mass (core mass + atmospheric mass)
P Gas pressure
T Gas temperature
ρ Gas density
e Specific gas internal energy
u Gas velocity
u Convective velocity perturbation
J Zeroth moment of radiation intensity ( radiation energy)
H First moment of radiation intensity ( radiation flux)
K Second moment of radiation intensity ( radiation pressure)
Φ Gravitational potential
σ Stefan-Boltzmann constant
G Gravitational constant
Specific gas constant
c P Specific heat at constant pressure
γ Adiabatic index
c s Adiabatic sound speed
κ R Total (gas & dust) opacity, Rosseland-mean
κ P Total (gas & dust) opacity, Planck-mean
Logarithmic temperature gradient
L pl Planetary luminosity
M pl Mass of the planetary core
M Mass of the host star

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