Dr Philip J Carter

Postdoctoral Scholar   —   University of California, Davis



Compositional evolution during rocky protoplanet accretion


Philip J Carter, Zoë M Leinhardt, Tim Elliott, Michael J Walter and Sarah T Stewart.
ApJ 813, 72 (2015)
doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/813/1/72
http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.07504

Below are animations to accompany selected figures in the paper.
These have been updated since the original publication to make them clearer, and the scaling of the cores more appropriate.
References in the manuscript to red and yellow particles now become yellow and orange, green and blue become magenta and blue.
A tar archive containing all these animations is available here.
The original versions are available here.
More movies from PKDGRAV simulations can be found here.
Philip J Carter, University of Bristol Planet Formation Group

Figure 2: Evolution of the eccentricity and inclination vs semi-major axis for growing terrestrial planet embryos in the Grand Tack model.
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Figure 3: Evolution of the eccentricity and inclination vs semi-major axis for growing terrestrial planet embryos in a calm protoplanetary disc.
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Figure 4: Mass distribution of planetesimals and embryos against semi-major axis for a Grand Tack simulation (left) and a calm disc simulation (right).
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Figure 7: Evolution of the core fractions of planetesimals and embryos during a Grand Tack simulation (left) and a calm disc simulation (right). The upper panel shows embryos only.
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Figure 10a: Evolution of the core fractions of planetesimals and embryos during a Grand Tack simulation with slow, early migration. The upper panel shows embryos only.
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Figure 11a: Evolution of the core fractions of planetesimals and embryos during a calm disc simulation with gas drag and constant gas density. The upper panel shows embryos only.
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