DYNAMICAL MODELING OF TIDAL STREAMS

@article{Bovy2014DYNAMICALMO,
  title={DYNAMICAL MODELING OF TIDAL STREAMS},
  author={Jo Bovy},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={795},
  pages={95}
}
  • J. Bovy
  • Published 13 January 2014
  • Geology, Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
I present a new framework for modeling the dynamics of tidal streams. The framework consists of simple models for the initial action-angle distribution of tidal debris, which can be straightforwardly evolved forward in time. Taking advantage of the essentially one-dimensional nature of tidal streams, the transformation to position-velocity coordinates can be linearized and interpolated near a small number of points along the stream, thus allowing for efficient computations of a stream's… 
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