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Authors: Melini, Daniele* 
Saliby, Christelle* 
Spada, Giorgio* 
Title: On computing viscoelastic Love numbers for general planetary models: the ALMA3 code
Journal: Geophysical Journal International 
Series/Report no.: 3/231 (2022)
Publisher: Oxford University Press - The Royal Astronomical Society
Issue Date: 2022
DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggac263
Abstract: The computation of the Love numbers for a spherically symmetric self-gravitating viscoelastic Earth is a classical problem in global geodynamics. Here we revisit the problem of the numerical evaluation of loading and tidal Love numbers in the static limit for an incompressible planetary body, adopting a Laplace inversion scheme based upon the Post-Widder formula as an alternative to the traditional viscoelastic normal modes method. We also consider, whithin the same framework, complex-valued, frequency-dependent Love numbers that describe the response to a periodic forcing, which are paramount in the study of the tidal deformation of planets. Furthermore, we numerically obtain the time-derivatives of Love numbers, suitable for modeling geodetic signals in response to surface loads variations. A number of examples are shown, in which time and frequency-dependent Love numbers are evaluated for the Earth and planets adopting realistic rheological profiles. The numerical solution scheme is implemented in ALMA3 (the plAnetary Love nuMbers cAlculator, version 3), an upgraded open-source Fortran 90 program that computes the Love numbers for radially layered planetary bodies with a wide range of rheologies, including transient laws like Andrade or Burgers.
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