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Temperature Mapping of the Lunar Surface Final Report

By Patrick Sumby

Abstract

The aim of the project was to map the temperature of the Lunar Surface over a specified simulation period in order to find the existence of ice on or underneath the moon’s surface. There has been a need to establish the presence of water ever since man landed on the moon. The discovery of water on the moon would be an important landmark, providing us with the necessary resources to one day thrive outside the Earth — the avenues of possibilities would be endless. To solve the problem, a program has been created that essentially takes terrain information as input, processes it according to algorithms modelled on a series of mathematical equations (that facilitates surface temperature calculations), and generates various stereographic images that summarise the output data. Using JPVM technology, we set-up a parallel processing environment: a Main Server and a series of Distributed Servers, to accommodate the huge computation involved with the project, which enabled work to be distributed over multiple processors. The generated results are subsequently displayed in a graphica

Year: 2006
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