An implementation of the DaisyWorld has outlined by Stull
in Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers, 2nd ed.,
Brooks-Cole (2000). On this world, there are two kinds of plants: white
daisies and black daisies. These plants, along with bare ground,
cover the planet. There is a fixed death rate, as well as a
fixed value for horizontal temperature transport. The plants,
however, have different albedos.
You get to set the luminosity using the thumbwheel. When you click the
Start button, the simulation begins. When a steady state
is reached, the percentage of cover by the daisies and bare
ground will be listed, and the final surface temperature will be
shown on the thermometer.
In this version, a separate chart window will pop up that allows you
to keep track of your experiments!
This applet is copyright(c) 2000-2006 by Tom Whittaker at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Based on the cited work.