The very first issue of The International Journal of Astrobiology is available free online. There's a very interesting article in it title "Earth-like worlds on eccentric orbits: excursions beyond the habitable zone"
Here's the URL to the PDF:
http://journals.cambridge.org/bin/blade ... &REQAUTH=0
It's an easy to read article detailing the results of a climate simulations of Earth-sized worlds on eccentric orbits. A more recent article by the same authors discusses the effect of obliquity on climate. Unfortunately, that one isn't available for free.
General physics and astronomy discussions not directly related to Celestia
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