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Title: The observable effects of tidally induced warps in protostellar discs
Authors: Nixon, Chris J.
Pringle, J. E.
First Published: 21-Apr-2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2010, 403 (4), pp. 1887-1893
Abstract: We consider the response of a protostellar disc to a tidally induced warp and the resultant changes in the spectral energy distribution (SED). We argue that for typical protostellar disc parameters the warp is communicated through the disc in a wave-like fashion. We find that the main effects of the warp tend to be at large radii (R≳ 30 au) and, for sufficiently small viscosity, can be quite long-lived. This can result in non-uniform illumination of the disc at these radii and can induce significant changes to the SED at wavelengths λ≳ 100 μm.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16331.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Copyright © 2010 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
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