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. A tar archive containing all these animations is 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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