Neutrino geoscience with real-time modeling in the web browser

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Andrew Barna, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Glenn Jocher, Ultralytics, Arlington, VA, United States and Stephen Dye, Hawaii Pacific University, Department of Natural Sciences, Kaneohe, HI, United States
We present a real-time, interactive, web-based visualization of the Earth's antineutrino flux from both natural and man-made sources. The initial phase of development displays crust layer thicknesses, surface heat flux due to heat-producing elements, uranium, thorium and potassium, and the surface geo-neutrino flux from these elements in the mantle and crust. It permits users to define heat-producing element concentrations in the mantle, including a global constraint on the radiogenic power and the Th/U and K/U ratios of the bulk silicate Earth. Moreover, users have various output visualization options for geo-neutrinos, including flux or detectable signal from relevant heat-producing elements. The mantle signal is available in several forms as a function of the background from the crust and nuclear reactors. Our goal is to implement a tool for education and outreach as well as the research community.