Planet Core Temperature Simulation

Planetary Temperature Evolution

by Ryan King and Jess Murphy

This program simulates the evolution of a planet with respect to temperature.  This evolution depends on a number of factors including size of the planet, size of the planet's core, and amount of radiative heating.  The sliders allow you to change these parameters.  The start button will begin the simulation.  The color scale gives an idea of the temperatures that exist at different  depths within the planet.  All temperatures are in Kelvin.