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How much light would pass through ice? [closed]

I am writing a book in which a civilisation lives in the remnants of a giant crater with a dome of ice over the top. This crater is huge, I'm talking about 200 square miles huge, so this is a very ...
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How to explain an ocean planet having lots of greenhouse gases

How would I explain an ocean planet having a large amount of greenhouse gasses, I do not mean akin to Venus, I just mean enough to increase the size of the habitable zone by a sufficent amount. Enough ...
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How can I avoid the runaway greenhouse effect on a planet with 2x Earth masses and a dense thick atmosphere?

I've been working on a spec bio project with a planet which is 2x Earth masses with a dense atmosphere. However, I have one big issue : how do I avoid making a runaway greenhouse effect? Like the ...
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Let's have a planetary greenhouse effect only in winter?

Suppose there's zillions of tons of CO2 in the atmosphere of a planet and summer temperatures become unbearable. The amount of CO2 is so big it cannot be removed anymore, or it would become an endless ...
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How to calculate greenhouse effect for planet as well as for the atmosphere?

I recently found a calculation on how to calculate the greenhouse effect for Earth from another question here, but I couldn't make heads or tails of the calculations that were provided in one of the ...
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How would I calculate the greenhouse effect based on atmospheric composition?

Problem: For a known, but hypothetical planet orbiting a celestial body, how would I calculate the surface temperature after greenhouse gases? What I know about the planet as given: Planetary ...
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Keeping the global average temperature at current levels if the Earth moves away from the Sun. What is the limit?

Suppose that due to an encounter with a rogue planet, the Earth is propelled out of the Solar system. It will then get gradually colder on Earth. We can try to restore the global temperature to the ...
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How to calculate the greenhouse effect?

I tried many equations (Stefan-Boltzmann constant) that gave me a temperature of 249.769 Kelvin (-23.38°C) assuming no atmosphere and 297 Kelvin (24°C) with perfectly absorbing one, but my planet is ...
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