This Interactive Visualization helps students understand the different factors that affect the climate of various planets such as Mars, Venus, and Earth.

About the Tool

Tool Name Planetary Climates: A Delicate Balance
Discipline Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline What determines the Climate of a Planet, Energy balance, Albedo, Distance from Sun
Climate Topic Planetary Climate
Type of Tool Interactive Visualization
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Developed by Katrina Genuis, Kristen Tjostheim, Ashley Ritter, Dr. Peter Mahaffy, Brian Martin
Hosted at The King’s Centre for Visualization in Science
Access Online
Computer Skills Intermediate