Alfven waves in disks, outflows and jets

  title={Alfven waves in disks, outflows and jets},
  author={R. Opher},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • R. Opher
  • Published 21 June 2003
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
Observations of young stellar objects, such as classical T Tauri stars (CTTSs), show evidence of accretion disks (ADs), outflows and jets. It is shown that Alfven waves (AWs) are important in all of these phenomena. AWs can be created by turbulence in the AD and magnetosphere of a CTTS. Jets and stellar outflows as well as the heating of the central regions of ADs, may be due to the damping of AWs. Our recent investigations of the heating of the AD and the magnetosphere by AWs as well as the… 


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